Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz had a meet on the CNN channel in the last February, on the month’s 7th day. They had a debate on the future of medical science as well as healthcare in the USA in accordance with the Obama Healthcare. Since some of the plastic surgery experts were also listening to the debate, they all, at some point, felt that the Senator Bernie Sanders had criticized this branch of the medical science when Sanders brought up the topic of medical school cost and also the dearth of the medical schools along with the lesser number of the conventional physicians of primary care doctors. At the time of the debate, Bernie Sanders remarked that the United States of America needs a huge number of doctors for the general healthcare. There are still some areas in America where people cannot find a proper doctor to get themselves treated. The main reason, according to the point of view of Bernie is that when a student goes to a medical school, he or she comes out with a huge amount of debt n their shoulders. Medical education in America is extremely expensive. At this juncture, the students find an alternative way of becoming a plastic surgeon instead and not a primary care medical expert. If it is specifically mentioned, the point of this remark occurs at the 1.13 mark of the debate video.
What the ASPS President had to reply to Sanders for his controversial remark
The President of the American Society of the Plastic Surgeons, Debra Johnson sent a letter to the Senator Sanders on the behalf of her fellow plastic surgeons of the United States of America, The letter had the goal of educating Sanders as well as the law makers depth and the intensity as well as the importance of the subject of plastic surgery. The letter also hinted at the need of the further discussions about the topic of cosmetic surgery’s role in the vast tree of the health care. In the letter, Debra Johnson said that, she has written the message on the behalf of nearly 7,000 plastic surgeons of America, who has been certified by the Board. She also mentioned that a certain portion of her society of surgeons do not agree to Sanders point of view when he criticized the students opting o study reconstructive medicine and plastic surgery, rather than joining the general and primary care medical school. From her letter, it was inferred that stereotyping the plastic surgeons as nip and tuck specialists who made money by catering to the needs of only rich people was extremely wrong. This practise is evident with only a handful of the doctors, whereas, there are many doctors who provide reconstructive and aesthetic services of the cosmetology to the wounded warriors who needed to recover from any dire medical condition.