I can see at least 3 areas to cut unnecessary expenses:
– electronic medical records would cut costs by reducing overhead and mistakes
– reducing insurance costs by taking the “for profit” aspect out of health insurance. Right now health insurance companies make money off of people’s health which doesn’t seem right. Having someone pay their insurance loyally for years and then being dropped when they actually get sick so the company makes a profit is not right
– reducing costs for doctors (and thus reducing their fees) by giving some type of universal coverage to them for things like malpractice insurance.