October 15, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Health care education pricey

 

College students are keenly aware of the high cost of education and health care. They are plagued with the question of: “How am I going to pay for this?” Students attending professional schools such as graduate programs or medical school are even more affected by the price tag of higher education.

Doctors and medical professionals today have to spend an incredible amount of time in school, which costs an exorbitant amount. The cost of paying for this training is directly responsible for the drastic rise in the cost of health care. The price of health care is a financial burden that, unfortunately, many cannot afford. The cycle of the high cost of paying for medical education causes the cost of health care to rise and needs to be checked.

In most cases, professionals such as nurses and physician’s assistants could provide adequate care for general health needs. This would lower the cost of health care and provide a larger population with the care they require. People are paying too much for overqualified care, particularly when the cost is higher than many can afford. The question is: What can we do about it?

Alyssa Norris

Pullman


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