http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/bitter-pill-why-medical-bills-are-killing-us/ Steven Brill came out with an article (title above) in Time Magazine describing in horrible details the fundamental problems of US healthcare: that its ridiculously overpriced for no other reason then to provide orgasmic profits for owners of hospitals and insurance companies. Steven provided a neat metaphorical explanation of the problem in a daily show interview yesterday http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/t...usive---steven-brill-extended-interview-pt--1 Were he compares buying shoes to buying medical care: in the former you have a choice to buy the shoe and time to shop around to find the cheapest vendor, if the shoe is crap no worries. In the latter case your dying and have no choice in what you buy or time to shop around, as a results the medical industry LOOTS YOU FOR EVERY LAST PENNY BECAUSE THEY CAN! Worse the quality of our medical care is at best at par with many other developed nations yet they pay A FRACTION of what we pay! In the end Steven Brill and John Stewart describe Obamacare as merely trimming the problem from the edges, and thus suggesting we need to rework not simple the insurance industry but our hospitals and care providing companies.