Time magazine had an excellent cover article on healthcare (http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/bitter-pill-why-medical-bills-are-...).
The Washington Post wonkblog has a great summary (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/23/steven-brills...), which opens with:
'Steven Brill started his cover story in this week’s Time magazine with a simple health-policy question: “Why exactly are the bills so high?”
'His article is essentially a 26,000-word answer, the longest story that the magazine has ever run by a single author. It’s worth reading in full, but if you’re looking for a quick summary, the article seemed to me to boil down to one sentence: The American health-care system does not use rate-setting.'
Either or both articles make great reading!