For something that seems to have been once common sense... it seems these things may be the very solution in which our healthcare crisis needs. Our doctors have come to a point, unless it has always been so, that they are being less and less respected by their patients. Individuals tend to go from doctor to doctor racking up bills and such not ever recognizing that the medical institutions are BUSINESSES and not necessarily there to be at 'our' disposal. Some say the doctors' salary is beneficial enough for them to be successfully happy but those who say such are really missing my point. IT ISN'T ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS/WANTS of the professionals we should reconsider and address it is INSTEAD the lack of individual focus of patients toward their own health concerns and issues. Riddle me this... Agressive progression toward optimum health both mental and physical should be an individual's personal investment. IN THIS WAY socialism and even *gulp* communism makes so much more sense than it does with mere money. Why are we so rebellious about being the healthiest we can be? Is it somehow too close of a representation of an Almighty God for 'us' to take charge in such a way? Perhaps the whole issue is that too many of 'us' don't wanna be responsible adults in the ways that we are not only sippin the koolaide with our children but we've invested in the engineering of it's ingrediances as well.