From the often thoughtful folks at NRO:
The [NPR investigative] team’s correspondents sought out industry professionals, economists, and patients. (They ignored politicians, by and large.) They surveyed the history of the American health-care system and drew some conclusions about why it has so many problems. And, if you’re someone who expects a certain amount of leftishness from NPR, those conclusions might surprise you.
1. Medical-malpractice lawsuits drive up the cost of health care.
2. Insurance companies are not evil.
3. Our reliance on third-party payers is at the heart of the problem.
4. Obamacare won’t fix it. The NPR team did not come right out and say it, but its reporting points to this conclusion.
Go and read it all.