22% tuition increase


The strong us dollar means my tuition has hiked by more than 22% over the last month. It feels like someone just kicked me in the face, stomach, and groin – all at the same time.

This is the reality of a medical student. If this student is like the other 94% of medical students this year who will choose a career in some specialty that pays double to eight times as much as a primary care physician, it’s no surprise why.

Our healthcare system is 75% specialists, and 25% primary care docs. That ratio only gets worse and worse with every graduating class. And mandated insurance (“coverage for all!”) will depend heavily on primary care doctors who are already working their asses off seeing 40 patients a day.

Isn’t it quite obvious that mandating insurance will simply be a handout to the insurance industry? They’re salivating at this opportunity to profit off a system that, at its core, is structured for failure. Hence, the reason why the insurance industry donated all of their money to Obama rather than McCain.

If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.