So if competition is so good, why does the US have the worst and most expensive healthcare system in the developed world, while countries with mostly state-funded healthcare have the best and most cost-efficient healthcare systems?
Easy answer, it's because we have a for profit healthcare system. I think our healthcare spending is something like 17% of the GDP, twice what most other countries spend.
Some of this thread, sounds like a buncha Ayn Randian bullshyte. Yeah, she ended her days dying of lung cancer on ye olde government dime.