This story struck me hard this morning, as I see my in-laws going through a similar problem. And I will not lie, I have worried that something like this might happen in Kingsport. http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/17/us/florida-man-arrested-wifes-death-medications/index.html I know most of this board is right-leaning, but surely there must be something that moves people more towards a single payer system, no? Or are there systems in place already that would make the above story not a tragedy, and this 86 year old man just didn't know about them? Healthcare is not like food. You can decide not to eat ribeye and lobster every night, and go to simpler, less expensive foods. But you cannot decide not to take Makeyoubrokerall and take aspirin instead. Unless you want to just die, that is. And I have often pondered the philosophical issues with the extension of life beyond what is "natural", but that might be another thread.