Comments on: The American Health Care Crisis: Capitalism https://syndicalist.us/2013/10/23/the-american-health-care-crisis-capitalism/ An independent labor magazine Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:48:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: stephen https://syndicalist.us/2013/10/23/the-american-health-care-crisis-capitalism/#comment-20074 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:43:16 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=680#comment-20074 I worked in the mental health sector in the 1990’s in the uk. Despite our NHS, we had trouble attracting consultant psychiatrists due to the fact that our catchment area had a very high incidence of mental health problems – the reason being that our area was economically disadvantaged, with all the attendant stress and drug issues that deprivation brings. Young doctors would come and stay for a year or so and then opt for a position paying the same amount in a leafy suburban area.

Neither I nor – to the best of my knowledge – anybody I went to school with ever became doctors. This is because working class kids were not considered bright enough to enter medical school.

I believe, therefore, that a post revolutionary society would require less medical professionals due to reduced health risks (no macdonalds, no coca cola, vast reduction in relative poverty) . Yet we would have more health professionals due to wider access to specialised education, particularly among the working classes.

Sort of a problem that solves itself.

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