I'm not so sure nationalized health care is the answer. The market needs to control some of the outcome, so some of our brightest minds get into the field. But as my exorbitant insurance premium has to be paid every month and I get stacks of crippling medical bills for UC, I am sure the US system hasn't figured it out yet either.
Why am I sometimes charged 2x to 4x ( ! ) what something should really cost for medical care? There is simply way too much paperwork and legal issues causing more paperwork than there should be. I am glad major news media is bringing more attention to this subject. It made the cover of TIME, with this accompanying article. I've taken way too many bitter pills recently.