Point is that the US spends more per person on healthcare than any other country in the world. Yet the US is only rated about 20th best in terms of medical outcomes. The system is broken and has been a dud for quite awhile, we are spending more and getting less than any other advanced country in the world. No it needs a new engine and very badly. Leaving it alone will bankrupt this country rather quickly and unlike most wars there is no end in sight to increasing medical bills and spiraling insurance costs.

Throwing more money into a system as inefficient as ours is lunacy. While I agree that the war in Irag was a huge waste of money, it was money the US did not have in the first place. Just spending it elsewhere, while a better use of the money, is still a huge expense we can't afford.

The system in only the envy by the wealthy in other countries not the average citizen.

Edited by drizzit (10/19/09 06:04 PM)
No families take so little medicine as those of doctors, except those of apothecaries.

Oliver Wendell Holmes