But today you see empty rooms in half of these beautiful buildings because they are too expensive to stay in.(Mine was billed at $1000 per day.) Just like the family doctors are going to the way side taken over by nurses today, many jobs are over rated. Does it take a RN to change a urostomy device? Does it take a RN to access a port?( a port (or portacath) is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein.) You put the needle into the port is what it amounts to but it takes a trained RN today to do it.
In fact I asked a RN about the pay. She replied that there in no way she would complain of what she was getting paid.
Doctors today spend more time on computers putting information about the person then they do spending time with them. I seen a doctor for about ten minutes. He told me that he would spend the next twenty minutes putting the information that is required on the computer.
The first Doctor I went to as an adult charge $5.oo. No computer. Just got the job done. So to answer your question, yes there are many ways of cutting cuts.
And your point is?
Is MediCare a good thing?
Should we do away with MediCare?
Are hospital costs outrageous? If so,where do we start to lower them? Should Docs and Nurses earn less?
Or are you just flagrantly bragging about how you're milking the system for all of its worth because you're so special and deserving?