The following statistics reveal the depth of despair about the current American healthcare system. -Life expectancy of Americans is 77 years of age, the UK 79, Germany 79, Japan 82, and Hong Kong 82.3. -Infant mortality rate in the US is 6.8 per 1,000 live births. In the UK it is 5.1; Germany 3.9. Japan 2.8, and Hong Kong 2.9. -Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: US 16%, advanced EU countries around 7% to 10%, Japan 8%, Australia 9%, Hong Kong 5.3%. How on earth can America be so inefficient in spending and delivering acceptable healthcare? I will bet my bottom dollar that American healthcare system has had too much of that Wall Street madness in which the poor were regarded as dispensable. That is the reason for such shocking health statistics and at such sky-high costs-the poor were left to die and those that could pay were forced to pay twice or triple the market rate.