The facts are that the price of staying healthy in this country is outrageous. But that's not because there isn't any competition. There are a few things wrong with the system. Pharmaceutical costs are one. Tests and procedures are the other. Now, BIG pharma pumps Millions if not Billions into the CRIMINALS we elect in Washington. So when votes come up to try and get medical costs under control, be it medicine, tests or actual care, the Criminals we elect, water down the legislation because of the CASH they receive from the medical "industry" lobbyists. The BOUGHT and PAID FOR POLITICIANS simply do the bidding of their masters in the medical "industry." OH and YES! When did health care become an "industry?" When Lyndon Johnson started handing out MEDICAID CARDS like they were "Library cards" to the slackers on welfare. TRILLIONS of dollars in taxpayer money went to the "Health Care Industry" for everything from Flu Shots to Abortion procedures. Doctors bilk Medicaid and Medicare for big cash for a 20 minute office visit. Go to a hospital? EVERY ASPECT of your care is run by PRIVATE CONTRACTORS who work inside the Hospital. You get up to 10 DIFFERENT BILLS for everything from the X-ray technician to the person who hands you an Aspirin. Then the cost of "Health Insurance" and co-pays continue to rise. the FALSEHOOD that was "OBAMACARE" did little to get people insured. It DID LESS to get the cost of health care under control. In fact, if OBAMACARE DID ANYTHING? IT INFLATED THE COST OF THE ACTUAL CARE BY AT LEAST %35! As greed driven for profit Hospitals and Health Care companies sprung up like WEEDS to get in on the FEEDING FRENZY that OBAMACARE offered. So to with the "Health Insurance Providers." Where there were about 5 major Health Insurance Companies, there are now about 25. ALL of whom are vying for a piece of the pie. Then finally, we have the "Mal Practice" insurance Doctors and Hospitals are forced to carry. The problem here is that the FILTHY AMBULANCE CHASING LAWYERS are actually advertising on TV 100 times a day to get you to call in for your shot at free cash. OH, Doctor implanted a surgical mesh to close a hernia and it didn't work because the patient put on 100 POUNDS and it ripped open? SUE THE DOCTOR, THE HOSPITAL and MANUFACTURER for the patient eating FAST FOOD 5 times a day. ALL of this contributes to the rising cost of health care and health insurance.