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  1. Thomas says:

    “Giving nurse practitioners the ability to provide primary health care is the least expensive, most effective way to provide Californians with the health care they’re seeking”

    But this will cause very little incentive for people to pursue medicine as a primary care physician.

    • Matthew says:

      People will likely pursue medical school in more highly specialized fields if primary care shifts to nurse practitioners.

      • Perry says:

        Exactly, Primary Care will die out as an MD practice. By the time you go to college, med school, residency, and have to recertify in your Boards every 7-10 years, may as well save some money and become a NP.

        • Elizabeth says:

          I think that’s a good thing. Why spend so much on basic care when nurses can handle that? Leave doctors to the big stuff.

    • Ava says:

      If nurses start doing the work, will I get charged less? That would be nice.

      • Lacey says:

        Nah. They’ll probably bill you if they were a consultant. That way they can charge you twice!

        Kidding. But seriously, this should bring costs down.

  2. Jay says:

    “Using the mouse grimace scale, they found that mice expressed a lower pain response when men were present.”

    Mice are just about as socially uncomfortable around women as men are.

    • Bill B. says:

      The part they left out is they got these mice out of the engineering department at McGill University.

  3. Andrew says:

    “In a profession that is often condemned for dwelling on the abstract and irrelevant problems, Becker focused on the major social issues of the day and found both surprising and compelling insights”

    Perhaps what he best attributed to the field of economics is more creativity and a different way of thinking.

  4. steve says:

    You should clarify the last line. What it says is that 60% of those who make it to the top 1% stay there for ten years. That is remarkably static.


  5. Emory says:

    For the last news, I think we should extend the range to 5% and see if the mobility is significant.