Today I got a flat tire on my way to work. I dropped my car off at the shop next door to where I work and asked them to fix it. At 9:30, the shop manager called me and gave me the estimate for the repair. Fix tire $15 Replace both axles $1200 Replace transmission $1850 Being a conservative, I declined the portions that didn't really need fixing and paid the $15 for the tire repair. Flat tire = People Axle = Health insurance Transmission = Medical care The way our government is trying to revamp our entire health care system because we have a few minor problems would be exactly like your mechanic replacing the axles and transmission on your car because you have a flat tire.