...provided by insanely profitable corporations.
Insanely profitable corporations? The average profit margin of hospitals is around 3.4%. Health care plans ring in at a whopping 4.4%. (source: Yahoo! finance - http://biz.yahoo.com/p/sum_qpmd.html). Sure, the healthcare companies have the economies of scale on their side, but with margins that low I would rather place my investment dollars into higher margin businesses.
Some people have a great ambition: to build something that will last, at least until they've finished building it.