Here’s a very thought-provoking post from edwinleap.com:
So the money is flowing from the taxpayers to the industries in order to keep all of them solvent. Mind you, we in medicine have asked for some crazy things like: increases in reimbursement for actual work on actual people; tax credits for uncompensated care; limits on malpractice awards. As a result, Medicare payments fluctuate along with Medicaid. Care is still free. Malpractice litigation sails along as smoothly as the Love Boat.