There has been a lot in the news lately when it comes to the health care system here in the United States. The system has grown exponentially over the past decade. In 2006, “health care expenditures reached $2.2 trillion, which translates to $7,421 per person or 16.2 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. The health-spending share of GDP reached 16.2 percent, up from 16.0 percent in 2006” (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2009, para. 1). With these figures along, you can understand the urgency behind containing cost, making accessible, and ensuring quality is important in health care. Making this also more beneficial for vulnerable populations. Are the difficulties inherent in the present U.S. health system caused by the private insurance companies or by too much government involvement?