Glad Bag -
I agree that the U.S. health care problem is a very complicated, intertwined mess. It's sad so many Americans are forced to order drugs from Canada, or do without, because they can't afford them from their local pharmacy, with or without insurance. Between the pharm's, HMO's, hospital conglomerates and the doctors themselves, it will be hard for any President to regulate these companies, esp. when their political survival depends on their campaign contributions.
We have the same issues with big oil, the banks, and so on. How can Exxon and Chevron post all-time high quarterly profits ($40B in 3 months???), as we spiral into a recession?
Personally, I don't think Medicare fraud has been a big factor in our record-setting deficits, shaky economy and skyrocketing health care costs, but that's just me.
I know this isn't a political forum, so pardon me for getting off-topic and probably offending other people's political opinions. I'm done venting....thanks!
DX: mild to moderate Crohn's for 34 years
Additional benefits: chronic anemia, B12 deficient, peripheral neuropathy, facial mylagsia, joint pain, underactive thyriod
Current meds: Colozal, Nexium, Entocort, Flagyl, steriod cream, monthly B12 injections, Neurontin, Synthroid, Effexor ER, pain meds as needed