I think this country needs a national health care system. Why are we the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health plan? Why do we have the worlds biggest death toll from cancer? Why are we one in three industrialized countries that has not banned hydrogenated oils and the use of corn syrup? These are leading causes of obesity. Why do we lead the world in obesity and other diseases related to diet? Why are we the only industrialized country that does nothing for preventative medicine? But we do lead the way in research for new drugs to mask the symptoms, while these drugs do nothing to cure the victim.
One reason may be, we are the only country allowing the top executives in the heath care system to make billions of dollars. You would think we could learn a lesson from the banking industry. Those that do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. The government should be in the business to protect the people. Insurance executives are on the business to make money. Who is really running the country?