Philip Howard, author of "The Rule of Nobody," discusses the inefficiency of the U.S. government when it comes to issuing IT contracts and shares his opinions on if the U.S. government is broken.
robin: I lived in Taiwan for seven years and had National Health Care there. Great, prompt care by highly trained people. My wife was in the hospital after an accident for a month. The final bill fit on one page and was $5,000. We paid it from our checking account and supplemental private insurance reimbursed us. This was after three surgeries by neurosurgeons. Most of the bill was for a private room. The bill in the States would have been at least $500,000. We found that everything there was generally 1/100th the cost of medical care in the States. Something is seriously seriously wrong here. Obamacare is the least of our worries.