Our food is bought from all over the world. Yet we can't buy medicine from Canada. Nor can the government negotiate bulk pricing for Obamacare or Medicare - Republicans voted 'no' because Big Pharma is deep in their pockets.
This is personal. As a breast cancer survivor I have been denied all health insurance other than the expensive federal high-risk pool which for me is unaffordable. This will all change starting in 2013 when no one can be denied health insurance for "pre-existing conditions" under the new Health Care Act. Thank you President Obama!