No, it ain't perfect. Nothing is. But this Stanford Medical School professor gets it: http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/49525427.html Summary: Ten reasons the US healthcare system is better off than you're told... Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers. Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians. Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries. Americans have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians. Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians. Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the United Kingdom. People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed. Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians. Americans have better access to important new technologies such as medical imaging than do patients in Canada or Britain. Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations. Now THAT'S good stuff...in fact, that kind of stuff simply slams the door on DoctObama. Holy smoke...when you read the link in full...wow. Someone send this guy to Washington. That would be the last we'd hear of The People's Republic of Healthcare.