Doctors charge so damn much because of all the people who DON'T pay!
We are also living in the laziest because you all think you are entitled to see a doctor for free, but how about becoming one and find out just how much FREE you would would give!
Maybe some are really to ill to work, but I am betting the overwhelming majority do the same things the rest of us do with the exception of working a job.
People like you are nuts! First you say that doctors should get paid and no one should provide care for free, then you go on to say health care is a basic human right and everyone should get it. Huh? Who exactly do you think is going to pay the doctors? The "government" in this country is the TAXPAYER. Other countries, as you say, who have "government" provided health care have not made it FREE, they are bankrupt because their country can no longer keep paying for everyone. If you, and people like you want the whole world to have "free" health care, then my advice is for you all to go to medical school and donate YOUR time as I am sick of being taxed top death to pay for all the free-loaders in this country. Most didn't want to pay for insurance, they would rather have cell phones, texting plans, x-boxes, starbucks, etc. So, stop being so generous with MY money and put up or shut up.