The pay alot part can be extinguished with a social system. Everyone pays their fair portion based on income.As long as they get the HC which possibly saved their life the system worked. We cant insulate every person in the country from having to pay for HC, sometimes pay a lot. HC is expensive we all have to pay for it. Excuse me for trying to point out the good here and how supremely fortunate we all are to be living under the system we have, with all its flaws . Including those who can only find the bad in it.
Bhollers story of having to fork out close to a third of his household income is horrible imo and I doubt it's all that unusual. Money like that is far better off saved for education funds or paying off existing debt. It may sound utopian to some but social healthcare works. It sounds as if America isn't all that far off of it, if I'm understanding that many 65 and older go on a program that sounds close to a financial worry free system. Not everyone is going to have jobs that can supply private worry free care, there simply isn't enough of those jobs for everyone.