Is the high cost of doctors in the U.S. partly a supply side issue? (Now I'm NOT saying bring in cheaper foreign doctors who are willing to work for less, like the U.K. has done with their national system) Expand access to medical schools, shorten the required education and investment times, and find ways to make the education and training cheaper. You're also probably going to have to pay higher salaries to teaching doctors to attract more of them, to be able to train more new doctors. So there is going to be an initial investment. Maybe if it didn't take people 4 years of college, followed by 4 years of medical school, followed by 4 more years of residency training to become a doctor, there'd be more doctors and they'd be willing to work for a little less. Maybe the entire situation needs to be more carefully analyzed to see if all of this is really necessary. I bet it could be possible to condense it down to a 3-year program. And maybe just require very good grades for 2 years in college to be accepted, instead of requiring 4 years. Another problem is there's not enough spots for all the applicants trying to get into medical school who are eligible. When there is a shortage of something, prices go up.