Time Magazine March 4 issue had a comprehensive story on why health care costs so much.^http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136864,00.html^We are already being ‘taxed’ by hospitals who have to charge people and insurance companies exorbitant prices in order to make up for the losses of all of those who come in without medical insurance or insufficient medical insurance. As a people, we are living longer, exercising less, & indulging in self destructive diets and behaviors. Education is the best and first line of defense, but in the short term, health care will remain the biggest drain on our nation’s budget. ^There is really only two choices… an all inclusive healthcare system such as the Obama/Romney model (perhaps a European/Canadian model) OR, we have to allow hospital emergency rooms to turn away patients who have no means to pay. The system we have used to date doesn’t work. It seems UnAmerican, unChristian, and inhumane to turn away people in need because they can’t pay – so it is necessary for the partisan legislators to find a middle ground while using auditors/accountants/efficiency experts to cut through waste, fraud, duplications, and abuse. Write your suggestions to your legislators and their leadership.Respectfully,C.