A common complaint of many politicians and individual citizens is that the oil companies, big bankers, Wall Street and other corporate entities get a free pass from the government by way of subsidies, lax enforcement of environmental laws or a look the other way when an oil company or other corporate entities engage in questionable behaviour. Rarely, if not ever, is the health care industry subjected to questions about it’s practices of over billing medicare, high cost of health care services and equipment, health insurance billing practices, policies that may or may not cover your illness or health condition and delaying payments for medical services provided.
Compared to the others the health care industry has gotten a free ride. Given to them no less by the government and the very users of health care (the patients) who are now heralding a government requirement that makes them responsible for righting the ship of health care in this country. Is the health care industry so untouchable or somehow so sacred that any fault that may be ascribed to it is forbidden?