Just thinking about the whole health care debate...and I wonder, why is there no discussion about limiting what hospitals, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies can charge for products and services? Is that SO unamerican? I doesn't make sense to me that cost continue to rise but advances, especially in terms of major diseases, have not increased accordingly. Instead of advocating coverage for all Americans, which for the record I am opposed to, why not focus on what can be charged? Does it really matter that we cover everyone if Physicians are still able to charge hundreds of dollars for one visit or Big Pharm continues to charges thousands of dollars for treatment that MIGHT work? Case in point, I sprained my ankle and sought coverage out of network. The hospital bill alone was $400 plus dollars. $400 plus dollars to see a nurse for about 20 minutes and physician for 5 minutes. THAT is a rip off especially when you consider that the physician is billing me separately so his time shouldn't be included in the determination of whether that $400 charge is reasonable. Or a friend who was required to get a drug test in order to obtain a prescription (BS IMHO) and who was charged $300 for lab work. $300 to run a drug test? Maybe I don't understand the costs but I also don't believe Democracy is synomous with Capitalism. Some things are NOT better left to the market and health care in my humble opinion is one of those. Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitals have a monopoly on this vital service and are able to charge whatever they feel and are permitted to maxamize profits. I'm sorry, but when you look at what is the best for society as a whole, allowing health care to be completely controlled by the market makes zero sense.