SproutMilitary medicine certainly has its strengths andFri Jul 6, 2012 12:15pm126.96.36.199weaknesses. I saw good docs and lousy docs when I was in the service..
But I wonder, down the road, if we continue to move towards a gov't run and funded medical system, how many people who cheer such changes REALLY consider the inherent DISadvantages with such a system.
Certainly getting medical care was EASY for a GI. No questions of where, when, who... It was simple. Go to the TMC and the docs told you what to do, where to go, what drugs to take, and what surgeries you were going to get...
But there isn't a lot of element of CHOICE or FLEXIBILITY in such a system...
I wonder how many folks loudly cheering such systems will be so enamored of it when they start discovering not only its benefits, but also its weaknesses.
- Been there, done that. History, Thu Jul 5 7:35pmI was a military physician for my first four years. And I have no regrets at all in doing so in return for a scholarship that covered the cost of medical school. However, I learned this system of... more
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