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Very nicely

explained!

I would add that education isn't the only thing inflated by government involvement. The same also applies to health care, and is the reason delivering a baby can cost (tens of) thousands of dollars now - the cost for a natural event.

http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/how-much-did-your-de...

There was also one genetic test we had performed that insurance did not cover. When all the bills finally were processed, the $260,000.00 Children’s hospital bill for 17 days cost us a total of $2,500 dollars (just 1% of the total billed cost!!!).