+and-then Posted December 1, 2022 #26 Share Posted December 1, 2022 3 hours ago, Gromdor said: I imagine stuff like paying back ther student loans, malpractice insurance, and the like all factor in. But honestly I believe we are just simply overpriced to ensure a maximum profit for the healthcare industry. Healthcare is an industry, just like all others. The biggest difference is the workers need a skill set that requires relatively lengthy education efforts and certifications. When I graduated from a Radiologic technology program after two years of classes and OJT, I was making 16 bucks an hour ('94). These days the same job pays around 24$ or so. The problem with demanding that government step in to limit such pay levels is that eventually, the standard of care WILL be degraded so far that patient care will be secondary and will be done by people who should never be dealing with patients. I think we're on our way down that road already and there will be no turning back until the Boomers die off. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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