Its costing you more and your getting less,it seems you need an autocratic government,led by you know who.Only severe restrictions on the medical profession, is your only hope.Is it too simple for the government to negotiate with the drug producers for price control in the US?When your government is paying out more per head of population than the UK it can only be administration.The majority of the british admire our health system even if we moan about certain parts of it,i have no problems,its fantastic.
The problem is this xris. Doctors, hospitals, nurses, etc. need to keep generating money in order to keep the system growing. It is more a source of jobs than it is a source of health care - as opposed to sick care, which it is.
The moment there is a hint of price or more importantly service controls (a massive amount of money is being spent on unneeded services, and everyone knows it), then the physicians and hospitals begin scaring the patients that they will not
be getting the services that they need to stay alive
The whole system is a job and profits generator, as opposed to a health generator. Controlling costs is actually pretty easy. If a person is obese or a smoker you just raise their premiums to pay for their future health expenses. That is how it should work. But it doesn't, because really, the medical system has no incentive to drive down costs (revenues and profits). People have to be given incentives to change their lifestyles
. There are some plans in the U.S. that are now beginning to link premiums to lifestyles, otherwise they will be bankrupt.