I agree, medics are slept on.
Usually people don't need them until they find themselves in a situation where they desperately need em, and from the sounds of it, people have been needing them a lot as of late.
With the state of how the medic population is right now, I could see it being nothing but beneficial to give them at least a bit of a boost/incentive to play. I understand how it'd be hard thing to do tho considering the fact that you don't want to give em "money printing" ability. Of which could lead to rule abuse or other forms of nefarious intent.
Or on the other hand, it just might give the medic role a higher sense of rationale, which would be great!!
Hindsight's 20/20 tho and we will never know unless something's done!