"What does gas price have to do with health care? Not one cent goes to it."
dezolen, ever heard of 'taxes'?
In Canada, we simply pay more tax on everything.
As far as gouging, Americans are also paying more for gas this time around. For some reason, gasoline is getting almost as expensive as when oil went to $140+. I would guess it is the refiners taking a ****** cut. Why, I am not sure.
Regardless, I would rather pay a bit of extra tax than have to pay the $15,000/year it would cost us for health insurance in the US, and still face the possibilty of getting cut off.