The government is too deeply involved in meddling with our healthcare system to allow the free market to work.  Even if we removed all government interaction, we have companies that can maintain a monopoly of critical lifesaving drugs by simply changing the packaging every few years.  Thus, preventing other companies getting into the market and balancing out the prices.  We need to not only remove government controls, but also limit patent extensions and allow more companies into the space to allow the free market to work again.