How about this for a healthcare solution -- we combine the accessibility of public healthcare with the ingenuity and competition of private industry. The insurance companies need to be removed or regulated to the point where they cannot deny anybody for any reason at any time. Then we allow the public the choice of which hospital, or which insurance company to go to. This allows competition, etc. Finally, we make the government pay for your care. Meaning, the industry is private, and still making profits off "you" but the government is actually paying them. Of course, there would need to be regulations to make sure that insurance companies/hospitals would not gouge the government, and in turn, the taxpayers. Of course, this is just some musings, I don't possibly thing I have a solution to healthcare. But at the same time I think this idea, or something similar to this, has potential.