Boost health care, not costs

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The are tens of thousands of highly qualified applicants to medical schools who fail to gain acceptance each year. A significant improvement in quality of medical care and reduction of its cost can be achieved by simply forcing medical schools to accept at least 20 percent more applicants from those most qualified but with no additional acceptances by affirmative action. The medical profession has supported higher cost of medical care by restricting the supply of medical doctors for almost 100 years. They have accomplished this restriction of the number of medical doctors by limiting the numbers admitted to medical schools. This contrived reduction of supply has limited a price competition in medical services and extended the wait times of appointments for medical examinations. The government can easily force the admission of higher numbers of highly qualified applicants to medical schools by simply canceling all federal monetary payments to schools failing to comply. Robert Wahl, Auburn