Health Care

There are many factors that drive up the cost of health care. Reuters reports today that cholesterol drugs save 6000 Britons a year. They also report that these drugs cost 91,000 UK pounds per life saved per year and about 547 UK pounds per year for each individual taking the drugs. Somebody has to pay for this.
Normally I would argue with myself that using these drugs also reduced the number of heart operations and provided substantial balancing savings. The article does not provide this supporting data. In fact, it says that over the last 3 years heart operations have increased from 40,983 to 53,000. Somebody has to pay for this.