Good article except that we do not have government hospitals as you stated. Other than the VA, our hospitals are run by corporations. The ones run by non-profits are suffering because they are funded by donations which are falling as income drops. The majority of our hospitals are run by the same predatory health insurance companies that provide us with inadequate and overpriced health insurance. They squeeze their hospitals for every drop of profit they can so there is a constant shortage of staff and medical supplies resulting in inadequate health care, one of the many reasons why Americans don’t live as long as our European counterparts.