This is a must read. This is a book by Sally Pipes that addresses the problems in the American Healthcare system.
The book challenges the conventional belief that only government can fix our health care system. In fact, says Ms. Pipes, "government overreach has put the system in a state of crisis."
You can buy this book or view it here on-line:
She talks about some of the causes of rising Healthcare costs and some common sense solutions. For example, in 1979 there were only 252 insurance mandate laws across the country but in 2007, there were 1,901. These mandate laws require insurance to cover a myrid of procedures that are unnecessary but were promoted by special interst groups.
Shel also addresses the fact that companies receive tax breaks for providing employer based insurance and that if that same break was made available to individual citizens, it would make insurance more affordable to everyone.
It is a great read and makes a lot of sense. But if you read nothing else, start at page 146 "Solutions: Markets, Consumer Choice and Innovation". This is something Obama and the Congress should read.
But then again, that would deprive them of their agenda which is to control our lives in as many aspects as possible.