I think this sums up the state of thing very nicely:
The United States has suspended its medical evacuations of critically injured Haitian earthquake victims until a dispute over who will pay for their care is settled, military officials said Friday.
Best care in the world, except no care is given, because we can't figure out how to pay for it. Which makes it no care, which makes it the worse care.
We can't brag about the best care in the world unless we figure out how to pay for it.