I see a future need for medical schools in the USA. I looked up to see how many we have and it came to 126 schools: http://answers.ask.com/Education/Schools/how_many_medical_schools_are_there_in_the_us
IMHO we need more schools and we need better medical schools that produce more dedicated students to the growing problem that ACA (which I believe is a good thing) has created.
It’s a numbers game with ER’s closing in major hospitals due to the increase in non insured patients coming to them for help.
I propose (IMHO) that the federal government get all the way into the health care field by starting an affordable accredited medical school for men and women that want to become doctors, nurses, paramedics, in home care givers etc.
If they can afford a web page for ACA that cost an estimated 3/4 billion dollars then surely they can afford a medical complex that can be a training facility for all of the future medial personnel that will be needed due to baby boomers and ACA alone.
They should make it affordable to the tune of covering the cost with service for X amount of years to the VA and to military hospitals as a way to recoup the cost of such a venture.
Peace Corps medical students are needed overseas too … lots of needs out there.
Now we need a plan that will keep ACA affordable for many years to come.
I would hate to see it go down the drain due to lack of medical personnel.