I work with several men whose wives and daughters and daughters-in-law are nurses (not a statistically valid survey, I realize) and from what they say, together with my personal observations in hospitals and nursing homes it seems to me that nurses do a lot of the medical work. Why not pay the doctors less and give it to the nurses? This might also pertain to relationships such as executives-administrative assistants, professors-teaching assistants, lawyers-paralegals..Really, I’ve thought for many years that TV shows portraying doctors, lawyers, even policemen, have made saints out of those in certain professions way beyond their actual worth. .In fact, to get back to solely medical matters, there are machines called “auto-doctors” that are being designed that might do many of the routine things that doctors and nurses do now..We are at the point where there soon won’t be enough doctors to adequately cover people in our health care system. We will have to re-define who is qualified to give medical care, or automate it so routine procedures are done more efficiently..Despise Obamacare all you want. This is the coming thing.