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    Re: Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Actually, it's the "no one can dare question spending on senior citizens" attitude that is most responsible for where we are today.
    It's more of the fact that the gov't took money out of the Social Security system and now the seniors need to withdraw that got us where we are today...

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    Re: Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul

    Quote Originally Posted by MCS117 View Post
    It's more of the fact that the gov't took money out of the Social Security system and now the seniors need to withdraw that got us where we are today...
    We're talking about health care, not social security. While SS certainly has problems, they're dwarfed by Medicare and expenses for the elderly in general.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Yeah but you have to basically be rich in order to get re-certified if you come from a non-western country.
    Yes, I'm acquainted with a couple that runs a "traditional chinese medicine" joint; they do acupuncture and stuff, too.
    They were both MDs in China, but can't afford to or don't choose to be re-certified to practice as MDs here.
    They told me that they left China, at least in part, because the pollution was too bad, and they didn't think it was healthy to raise their son (who has serious asthma) there.

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    Re: Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Yes, I'm acquainted with a couple that runs a "traditional chinese medicine" joint; they do acupuncture and stuff, too.
    They were both MDs in China, but can't afford to or don't choose to be re-certified to practice as MDs here.
    They told me that they left China, at least in part, because the pollution was too bad, and they didn't think it was healthy to raise their son (who has serious asthma) there.
    Most people who can afford to leave China usually do, if not for the crazy government then for the health factors.

    I don't blame them for going the TCM. In the U.S., most states don't regulate TCM so they can setup shop and start giving treatments without resistance. Compare that to having to spend potentially tens of thousands of dollars in re-cert examinations and even mandatory education upgrades, just to have the chance to maybe get hired by a hospital.

    I wish the U.S. had more licensing for TCM though. There are lots of effective practitioners out there but without licensing you could just as easily end up seeing a hack and that creates a bad reputation for the field.

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