I think you are correct, it is not just healthcare but everything has changed. We are now raised to live in a throw away society where all the things you used to work hard for in the 50's should be given to us or at least discounted and the ones in charge of them are evil or crooks and then all the throw away crap that everyone buys then re buys and buys again and again over and over because it is either junk made in foreign countries or the the lemmings are following the new fashion or trying to keep up with their neighbors is what has become priority. I listen to stories my grandfather tells me. He came to america after the second world war, he had to join the Swedish army then apply for citizenship then had to join the American army in order to apply for citizenship. He came here and worked like a slave to get ahead. He did several odd jobs the landed at Firestone making tires and later jumped over to Aerojet until he retired. He would tell me how they only had one car for the whole family and they kept them for 20-30 years. He still has and drives his 1971 Chevy station wagon with 350,000 miles on it but in great condition. They had one TV and one radio. They used their credit card for larger purchases and paid it off before buying anything else on it. They saved up and paid cash for everything as to not pay interest charges. When things needed fixed they learned how to do it themselves and as a last resort hired someone to come in. Maintained everything they owned in top not conditions and in return it lasted them for years and years. It was a simple idea he says, buy quality and take care of it and it will last you a lifetime. None of this is taught to todays youth and we don't see it hardly anywhere. just think of it, how many TV's have you bought over the last 20 years? how many different cars have you owned over the last 10 or 20 years? People say its just a different time now but I see that as being the problem. We buy trash and then bury it a year later. No wonder China is number one. I find myself over the last few years in buying older quality made tools that are rebuildable because a 40 year old tool can easily be better than any brand new one. We still make quality on America if you can find it.