I just finished reading "How American Health Care Killed My Father." It's been picking up steam all over the blogosphere. David Brooks also quotes it a lot.
Read it NOW. Then email your congressman and tell him/her to read it.
Part of his solutions remind me of the Brad Delong plan... mandate all Americans save something (say, 15%) of their income into an HSA, with government providing catastrophic insurance as a backstop. Eliminate the insurance system as we know it and make individuals the customer rather than Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies. That will create competition that doesn't exist currently and the entire health care system will become like everything else in a well-functioning market economy. Buying health care will be like buying groceries.