Here’s a pop quiz: Your doctor says you need an oxygen concentrator to live. Do you (A) buy one for $587, or (B) rent one for 36 months through Medicare and pay $1,443 in co-insurance? The total Medicare bill for the concentrator would amount to $7,215. If you’re a Medicare patient, the answer is B. Why? Because that’s what the Medicare bureaucracy says you — and the taxpayers who subsidize your coverage — are to pay under current law. Under our hopelessly complex Medicare payment system, bureaucrats — not the open marketplace — determine how much you pay for a range of home health care equipment, from oxygen concentrators to wheelchairs to diabetes supplies. And bureaucrats are not known as smart shoppers — at least not when they’re spending taxpayers’ money. More Here Now, let's put the rest of our health care in government hands. Because it works so well there. All evidence shows that government run healthcare is a mistake.