Reading this Kucinich article (no not voting for him, this much I know) made me think about something that has changed healthcare so much in the last 50 years. It used to be that healthcare was ALL not for profit. A few doctors that earned a decent living, and nearly all hospitals were run by a huge variety of religious organizations. If you wanted a Catholic hospital (and all their crazy rules) you went to one. A Lutheran hospital, you went there.
It seems to me the decline of healthcare access is in direct proportion to the change from all nfp healthcare to big corporate healthcare systems that co-opt all the many options, put doctors under contract to their prices and rules and make healthy profits for the stock holders.
I may be a bit slow on this one, but the problem with healthcare today is that it's FOR PROFIT on a large corporate scale. Even if you have a so-called nfp hospital, it's still beholden to the for profit pharma and insurance industry. Basically, everyone gets a cut and many cuts go unhealed...
One more example of the decline of our society through privatization.