Craig R. Smith, M.D., Martin B. Leon, M.D., Michael J. Mack, M.D., D. Craig Miller, M.D., Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D., Lars G. Svensson, M.D., Ph.D., E. Murat Tuzcu, M.D., John G. Webb, M.D., Gregory P. Fontana, M.D., Raj R. Makkar, M.D., Mathew Williams, M.D., Todd Dewey, M.D., Samir Kapadia, M.D., Vasilis Babaliaros, M.D., Vinod H. Thourani, M.D., Paul Corso, M.D., Augusto D. Pichard, M.D., Joseph E. Bavaria, M.D., Howard C. Herrmann, M.D., Jodi J. Akin, M.S., William N. Anderson, Ph.D., Duolao Wang, Ph.D., and Stuart J. Pocock, Ph.D. For the PARTNER Trial Investigators: Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic-Valve Alternative in High-Risk Patients.Is not enough time for ideological battles over government-run programs Now, this is the time for finding and applying programs that work, be they government, private or hybrids. The nation needs applications that reduce the expense of insurance to consumers and cover the uninsured. This over emphasis on costs has led to some ridiculous proposals that could ultimately be bad public plan if enacted. Sen. Max Baucus , for example, has a plan mandating that all Americans purchase health insurance. Because his plan has no public choice, struggling middle-class families will be forced to buy health insurance at rates likely to be problematic for them to pay out. The Kaiser Family Basis recently released data reinforcing why real healthcare reform must be enacted further. Already, healthcare insurance for the common American family costs $13,375 a year, and medical health insurance premiums elevated 138 % over the last a decade.