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In the United States today there is an epidemic in heath care costs and medical benefit coverage not covering all a patients need; leaving victims with large medical expenses. Today raising cost of heath care has effected the lower middle class tens of thousands in debt that lead them to bankruptsy; but resent laws passed by the Bush administration (undoubtedly lobbied by hospitals boards) making it nearly impossible for people in the middle class to file chapter 7 bankrupsy that starts them off with a clean start. Instead forcing them to file for chapter 13 that involves large sum of money be produced in *5 yrs with penalties ranging to imprisonment if the debtors defaults on payment. President Bush in a speech on the topic said people have to take responsibility and pay there debt. In this move he completely ignores the rapidly growing problem with the heath care system and appeases the insurance companies and the hospitals by forcing patients to extraordinarily high cost for procedures and my belief that they have patients go through unnecessary treatments to help hospitals combat their raising costs of insurance (only back my personal experience). It is a system of capitalistic heath care and the patients are the one's losing their money to make the rich richer at the expense of quality (or at least effective) heath care to the masses. Furthering the problem all drugs in the United States must be backed by the food and drug administration and no free market capitalism is allowed; enabling drug companies to patent there drugs and control the market price. Some how They are above copy write and patent law; that states that an individual/company can hold exclusive rights for only three years to regain research and development costs and make some profit. This was established so companies/individuals could not establish a monopoly on a product/service letting them completely control the market price. This is some thing that in the rest of the civilized democratic countries is not allowed and drug are part of the free market system. An example of this would be in Canada the same U.S. Company sells its drugs cheaper to compete with prices in the open market and in the U.S. they charge more money because



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