Healthcare costs are outrageous. It is a travesty to go to work every day and pay insurance premiums every month, and to be prevented from going to the doctor due to high deductibles. The cost of health care is rising faster than the cost of inflation, and the managed care system has gotten between the patient and his or her physician. Essentially, we have allowed managed care systems to be the supreme determining factor in what healthcare solutions to employ. This prevents the opportunity for introducing medical advancements and innovative treatment methods. We need to look at the true cost of providing healthcare. The cost of a single aspirin can cost $30 per pill in the E.R., which is more than six times the price for a bottle of them at the drug store. The fundamental laws of supply and demand should mean that when you are buying in bulk that the cost of purchasing should be lower and not higher.