I know all about the economics of health care. Too much reliance on third-payers. Too much politics. Too many programs for "reform" (i.e., more politics) from political candidates.
There is, of course, much more to it. The best discussion that I have seen is Arnold Kling's Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care. The author shows that the U.S. is different (surprise!). And he is thoughtful on what would be best for this country. The book is clear and short. What a concept!
Anyone with a serious interest in these issues must read this book.