There’s an ad running for AARP’s health care initiative, in which a family talks about how they went bankrupt, paying even just the differential between their mother’s insurance coverage, and the cost of her care for a brain tumor. I don’t doubt that’s true.
Maybe it would be better to have a governmental single-payer system like the UK? Well, maybe — except the treatment they give for a brain tumor in the UK is steroids and information on how to compose a will. The AARP family have their wife and mother, and they’re broke; in Britain they wouldn’t be broke, just bereft.