I think the solution is one that is quite simple, but politically difficult. To me it comes down to one word.....accountability. People have to know that when they go to the doctor there will be a cost and the cost will not be just nominal, but enough to make sure they only go when they really need to. For the doctors there needs to be accountability also. If you charge for services that you didn't render you lose your license to practice. For the lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice, a penalty for friivlous lawsuits. For the insurance companies, a mandatory cap on executive compensation and a refund for policy holders on excessive profits. For the government, enforce your own rules. For the drug companies, I would go with the Canadian solution. Drug prices are negotiated at the beginning of the year and you will stick with those prices. How's that for a solution? Most of the pro Obamacare arguments that have been placed have been along the lines of it is the "right" thing to do to take care of those who can't take care of themselves. I have no issue with those who can't take care of themselves. My issue is with those who won't take care of themselves. Many social programs are wonderful in theory, but the downside gets ignored. Medicare is the perfect example. Most people over 65 are on tons of medication, much of which is not needed. Why? Because someone else, the taxpayers, pay for it.