Voters in United States rank healthcare second only to Iraq as an issue of concern in the presidential campaign. Close to 45 million people in this country lack healthcare coverage, including 6.5 million in California — roughly 17% of the state's population. Increasingly, Americans realize that our healthcare system, which at $2 trillion a year represents 18% of GDP, with spending expected to double by 2016, is probably unsustainable. That adds up to an economic crisis that must command the attention of the 18 candidates with serious aspirations to become the next president.
Heathcare is the fastest growing industry sector in most areas. What happens to this growth when Presidential hopefuls start spewing their answers?