Why we cannot afford a doctor or nurse is a question that we have been conditioned to avoid. Rather, we have been guided into a discussion and debate about whether or not we should have a pool of money available for healthcare if we become sick and need care. Many will say, “without the money, we won’t be able to afford a doctor”, and this is exactly why we are unable to find a solution.
In our system, knowledge and experience should matter. The solution then is simple: allow people to test into licensure. This quick solution will flood the markets with qualified individuals. A market full of workers is a market without rations. Affordable healthcare is an option, we need only allow it.
And, for those who cannot afford care, there should be an option as well. There is a system of healthcare available for free to those in need with a lower tax-payer price tag than the system we have now.
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