Protect federal funding for graduate medical education.
Government: Too many American people don’t have health insurance! Let’s fix that.
Government: And since doctors are greedy bastards, let’s keep regulating insurance reimbursement at rates which don’t actually pay enough for doctors’ offices to stay in business!
Doctors: Oh this again.
Government: And we’ll force the doctors to all begin using poorly-designed EMR computer software or be heavily penalized, thus driving many experienced doctors right out of the practice, since younger doctors are more skilled at using computers.
Doctors: Frickin’ awesome…
Government: And now let’s save even MORE money by cutting funding for the programs that create those new doctors who know how to use the computer programs — while failing to address the massive amounts of educational debt which those doctors will carry for the first 20-30 years of their practice!
People: Hey… where’d all the doctors go? We’ve got insurance now!