I ran up against the system in dealing with a little medical problem yesterday. I have a prescription for a certain drug that will supposedly help me with this problem.
Because I do not have insurance, my pharmacist is charging me 24$ for the magic pills I will be inhaling daily for awhile until my problem goes away or I try something else.
Had I insurance, the same bottle of pills would have been charged off at 300$ to the carrier.
This is the American health system in a nutshell.
A completely corrupt enterprise guided by greed and an absolute lack of common sense.