Despite the immense amount of resources available in the United States, more than 46 million U.S. citizens remain uninsured. The United States has the means and the resources to provide universal health care. However, before initiating remedial steps, problems associated with the current healthcare system must be analyzed. The healthcare dilemma can be resolved by changing patient behavior, provider performance, reducing unnecessary costs, and better allocation of resources. These changes will necessitate deviations from the current model and, to be successful, should be made step by step and gradually.