American health care is controversial to say the least. Around the world, if the subject is raised, there are few who don’t have an opinion on it. The aim of any government is to have a strong, healthy population, but for most governments this has been difficult to achieve. The United States is certainly struggling, and was voted last by the Commonwealth Fund for the quality of health care in similar countries. But why is this? The US spent more (as a percentage of GDP) than any other nation in 2011. It also has very high rates of many of todays most deadly diseases, and not all of those afflicted have the resources to cover the costs of treatment.