Sunday, March 8, 2009

Help for health care

When planning to expand health care to everyone, it might help to have enough healthcare workers. But there's reports that there are 116,000 opening positions for nurses at hospitals and nearly 100,000 vacant jobs at nursing homes.
Add the increase of the elderly population with the retirement of the baby boom generation, and you're going to need help. Where to get it?
Lawyers. Let's reassign them to patient care, especially on third shift at nursing homes.
The benefits? 1. Less time to sue people.
2. If they make a mistake, they'll find a way not to be sued.
3. Give lawyers a better perspective on health care issues. Since so many legislators are lawyers, that can only be good.
4. Greater appreciation for nurses, after you see what lawyers do in their position.

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