Here is what I keep pointing out to my students and anyone else that will listen to me:
The United States now devotes one-sixth of its economy to medicine. Divvy that up, and health care will cost the typical household roughly $15,000 this year, including the often-invisible contributions by employers. That is almost twice as much as two decades ago (adjusting for inflation). It's about $6,500 more than in other rich countries, on average.
If you think health care reform will make health care too expensive, guess what? It already is.