Whats really on my mind is how will it effect us and EMS? It seems like is a good thing for our profession correct?
Just looking at my words, I'm inclined to agree with you, but if I only do it for spite then I'd automatically take an opposing stance on every issue wouldn't I?That is PRECISELY what you're doing, and in your own words:
Hate to break it to you, but midlevel providers actually add to the cost.Midlevel vs physician lowers costs. There's still a need for physicians to supervise and perform advanced procedure, etc. So it remains free market. Allow midlevels to practice with less oversight while still remaining tethered to a physician, especially in rural and underserved areas, and it becomes more feasible.
It would be more affordable than it is, and I think that would be a start if nothing else. Like I said, its a flawed system. It's my opinion that a completely open and free system would add to the shortage of primary care specialists, among other things.
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ni/intro/basics.htmHow much National Insurance you pay
The amount and type of National Insurance contributions you pay depend on whether you're employed or self-employed and how much you earn. The rates shown below are for the 2011-12 tax year.
If you're employed
If you're employed you pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions. The rates are:
You pay a lower rate if you're a member of your employer's contracted-out pension scheme.
- if you earn more than £139 a week and up to £817 a week, you pay 12 per cent of the amount you earn between £139 and £817
- if you earn more than £817 a week, you also pay 2 per cent of all your earnings over £817
Your contributions are deducted from your wages by your employer.
What kind of reform might that be? You've given us your problems with Obama's plan, what are your suggestions?No one i know is against some type of reform... But let's do reform the majority agree on, shall we?
I find the simple solution is not to go to a school that costs that much.You have to lower medical school costs. Doctors charge so much because of the pain and suffering of 300k of debt they get when they obtain their license.
Yeah and what happens when you have a wait list of years to attend a public school? Have even less medical personelle and increase cost of care even more?I find the simple solution is not to go to a school that costs that much.
Then when nobody shows up at the institution that does charge the outrageous tuition prices of $50k plus per year, that school will either lower prices or go out of business.
That is true for EVERY SINGLE THING in existence, and is not a valid argument for anything. "Well, how would you feel if you were in that situation?"There's the divide for you. People LIKE it if they need it. People HATE it (even though it hasn't even really started yet) because they are healthy own have insurance,