Only in America. As an Australian, Also lived in UK, Austria, Germany and Spain, the American Health System is a nightmare. Why? Doctors have to pay to go to Med School, and the numbers kept artificially low to boost the pay of the lucky ones. Medical School is free or reasonablely priced in Uk/Europe...so doctors don't have a huge debt to pay off, also it is not a postgraduate degree...all over the world, except the US, you can get into medical school at 18/19. That helps....but the low intake is same everywhere...here in OZ, there are 900 well qualified applicants for every place.
Interesting thread with real prices....horrifying!!