Some provocative debate has been prompted by the movie from Michael Moore, "Sicko", though just about any person in the country could reel off stories of high comedy and tragedy so one need not be a filmmaker to have some intense opinions about the state of healthcare.
A fascinating exchange between Moore and CNN was highlighted here by R. Neal (Moore really lays into CNN and Wolf Blitzer, with much reason) and Neal also has some thoughts on how or if health care might be improved here. Some of the ideas there require you to think and consider how we can effect change for the better. It gave me much to ponder.
I have no solid answers to the dilemmas of outlandish behavior via insurance companies, giant hospital corporations, pharmaceutical companies or the curious twists and turns created by state and federal government regarding health care.
I do know that urging realistic debate is far more important than jingoistic blather about reform. Specifics are needed, not platitudes of "we are working on improving" blah blah blah.
Also, the link in Neal's first post above contains a link to Moore's rebuttal of some of the wild distortions and claims made against "Sicko". One fact is clear -- medical bills are a key cause of bankruptcy, and many in this most prosperous nation can be financially decimated by medical costs alone.