Reform Health Care Now: Special interest groups shouldn't call the shots


Of all the problems with the current health care system, perhaps the most insidious is that the system is fueled by special interest groups, whose chief concern is their own bottom line.

There are a lot of hands in the pot: insurance companies, drug makers, hospitals, device and equipment manufacturers, and yes, doctors. They all pay lobbyists huge sums of money to convince legislators to maintain the status quo, or to draft legislation in their favor. But unless these groups agree on a solution that will overhaul our system, costs will continue to rise and the quality of care will fall.