Here comes a story out of New Jersey that once again illustrates how sick our healthcare system really is: a man, who cut his finger on the claw end of a hammer, was charged a nearly $9,000 medical bill. The hospital and the man’s insurance company naturally pointed fingers at each other for the outrageous bill. In countries with single-payer systems, $9,000 for a bandage would never happen because they don’t treat patients like ATM machines. We will keep having horror stories like this one until health care is finally taken out of the hands of the profiteers and instead, treated as a public good.