Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, did not see it coming. When they were young a minuscule amount of our GDP was spent on health care. While a hospital / care facility in 1920 might take you in during your final days you would die quickly before costing anyone much money. Fast forward to the 1970s and we start getting some pretty expensive treatments and some crazy passive socialist system where I pay for helpless poor people who can't afford the treatments. Now we find the old Nixon era system breaking us. Now to fix the freeloader problem Obamacare is an active system which acknowledges the human failings of not getting insurance when you are young and healthy or when you make minimum wage at Walmat and promises to charge all of us somewhat fairly for it every day of our lives. W/O resorting to hiring Jesus to walk the streets healing the lepers anyone have ideas? Shipping the sick and poor to Mexico won't work. It will hurt my already depressed property values too much to have the sick lying on the street corners when they can't pay.