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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

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    The Conservatives said they would cut healthcare and their popularity was in freefall till they said it was a mistake and they promised not to. Cutting healthcare is practically throwing you and your party out of a really high window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLWSNOOK View Post
    Not sure what you mean about insurance, hospitals have to have insurance as students are working there already....

    So this does not increase the amount of insurance any hospital would need...

    But a hospital is able to see more patients when students are there, largely because they make students do the grunt work, making the doctors work more efficient, and requiring less staff in terms of nurses or residents... All I'm saying is tuition for medical school should go down during this period, as hospitals are able to make more money while students work for them.
    The more responsibility a health care worker has, the higher their insurance costs are to the hospital, as a business. Add in untrained, and watch it skyrocket.

    It's not entirely responsible for the high costs, no...but it's a factor, I'm sure.
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well, it's one of the, if not the biggest budget item for most developed nations.
    It's always going to have a bulls eye on it for cuts in hard times.
    Here it didn't since like I said it's suicide. Most people would rather cut anything else. Even when they cut refugee healthcare, lots of people protested against it.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    The more responsibility a health care worker has, the higher their insurance costs are to the hospital, as a business. Add in untrained, and watch it skyrocket.

    It's not entirely responsible for the high costs, no...but it's a factor, I'm sure.
    I'm not asking for the responsibility to change, I'm asking for the hospitals to subsidize the free labor they are getting... And to be fair I think they (the hospital) are paid... I don't think they should be paid to have someone work for them...

    I'm with you on insurance costs being a big part of why health care for say you or I is expensive. But I"m not talking about this. These hospitals already have insurance to cover these students working for them. I'm asking that the hospitals, who ask these students to do pretty much exactly what a resident does, I'm asking for them to subsidize their cost for this time period by roughly $20,000 a year... I don't think that's too crazy of a request.

    Would it cost the hospital sure it would. But it would also drastically reduce the cost of becoming a doctor, and allow students to choose primary care or fields that might not pay as much...

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    $250k?!?

    If you don't mind me asking, was that at private or state schools?
    The Pharmacy School was a private school. Nursing was through a state college.
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    This tells me there is an imbalance in the market. Too many people getting too many degrees in things that don't have a great enough need. If there was a greater need for those degree holders, the market would bear a higher salary for them. In theory, anyway.



    The ability to leverage the entirety of one's future is how universities get away with such exorbitant fees. Coupled with government subsidizing pretty much ANYONE who wants to go to college, and the idea that literally "everyone should have a degree", we have ended up with a fairly stupid system of higher education. The simple fact of the matter is that not every job requires "skilled" laborers (skilled implying training one can only receive through college). In turn, we dumbed down our regular public education system just so as not to blackball anyone who wants to try at a degree, regardless if they have the intelligence or wherewithall to actually earn one.

    Want to make college cheaper? Get the government out of the game and let the market take over. Make the system competitive. If schools had to compete for students (and their money), the fees could not be so ridiculous.

    I agree with this. I think this will become another bubble to burst. Last time we were in talking to our banker, she said that since the government has taken over the student loans tuition has practically doubled. How can that be???
    I also think students are going to college and getting degree's in things that are not marketable. I think we need to go back to getting more trade school degrees.
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    The Pharmacy School was a private school. Nursing was through a state college.
    Private school, is practically not worth the cost, it seems, unless you're going to Yale, Harvard, etc.

    But lord, $250k....insane
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Private school, is practically not worth the cost, it seems, unless you're going to Yale, Harvard, etc.

    But lord, $250k....insane
    I have a daughter finishing up pre req's now, and will start Nursing school in the fall....You guy's are scaring the **** out of me....
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I have a daughter finishing up pre req's now, and will start Nursing school in the fall....You guy's are scaring the **** out of me....
    BE SCARED. My wife will be paying between 450-600 a month for the next 25 years of our lives, due to student loans, through Sally Mae, the worst there is. Be scared.
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I have a daughter finishing up pre req's now, and will start Nursing school in the fall....You guy's are scaring the **** out of me....
    I just finished re enrolling in my local tech school to do my pre req's, the cost is not even remotely close to the prices being quoted here.
    I might finish, with $10k in debt and that's a stretch.

    Seriously, tech school is like $1k a semester, which is pocket change comparatively.
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