Watching some of the C-Span hearing today on runaway costs in the healthcare industry. To bring down costs the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are going to need more oversight. Free market capitalism is preferred in most industries but sick people are often in no condition to shop for best prices and services, this is why this industry will have to have more than usual oversight if America is ever to bring healthcare costs to a reasonable level. Along with that we need a nationwide effort,  in schools and adults, for education on healthy lifestyle choices, this will also greatly bring down healthcare costs. A single payer system is also necessary if this nation is to ever get a handle on healthcare costs. There are many options for funding this and then the industry can openly compete for this pot of money, but to do this pricing must become much more transparent.

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