Nationwide, the total number of uninsured middle-income people increased more than 2 million since 2000, to 12.9 million in 2008.
One of the interesting moves on the health delivery system side are practices creating transparency around their pricing, differentiating themselves on services, communication & price.
More and more practices are putting their financial houses in order through the low overhead models of the Ideal Medical Practices group and are thus able to offer a compelling patient experience and transparent pricing. Compare this to your typical practice with not so compelling patient experience and pricing obscurity to beat the band.
Leaving aside for the moment the fact that we can leave tens of millions of our fellow citizens without health insurance while spending twice more per person than the average developed countries of the world... We at least see some practices stepping up and trying to help.