So think about this. Doctors who are fresh out of medical school all seem to want to go to the most profitable line of work in medicine. Plastic surgery. Now why is plastic surgery so profitable? I mean, Plastic surgery is relatively inexpensive because of the competition and strangely enough, its not covered by insurance. So how can this be? Surely there are not more people going to plastic surgeons in this country than regular hospitals. How can a doctor make more money by charging less and being competitive? I had to go to the ER a few months ago for an ear ache. The bill was 500 dollars and they just gave me antibiotics (which i had to pay extra for) Then if you look how something like cosmetic surgery costs 200-400 dollars for something like laser hair removal(and the doctor spends alot more time with the patient than they did with me in the ER) it just shows that if you pay up front, costs are alot cheaper. Insurance screws everything up. If you go to any country without socialized medicine, you will see everything is 80% cheaper there. Healthcare is not a right. Yeah its really nice if you are sick and someone else foots the bill (even better when its someone you dont know like the nameless faceless taxpayers) but does that make it right? Why cant families just pay for their loved ones health care? Is it because people are so selfish in this day & age that they would rather keep there money and not pay it out so grandma can live a few more years. Is it easier to fight for socialized healthcare so you dont have to have that confrontation with grandma how you dont want to pay for her medical treatment because you are saving up for that new 60 inch plasma TV?