For far too long insurance companies, for-profit hospitals and Big Pharma have grown enormously wealthy by imposing exorbitant costs upon consumers and patients. Health care is a right, not a privilege only for those who can afford it. The health of people takes precedence over the wealth of corporations. The dysfunctional current US health care system consumes more money but delivers less health care than any other. It must be replaced by a health care system that works for everyone regardless of their income. The answer is a single-payer health care system, one that Lange has passionately supported his entire adult life.