and why not, again? Ever took a look at the NHS (england)? Or securite social (France)? or Krankenversicherung (Germany)?
what part of your "absolutely not" is failing there? All citizens have access to a system that provides unversal healthcare in different ways, independently of their age and pension. AND if they want a premium service (faster attention, better infrastructure), they can allways pay it by themselves.
In spain, if you want to have surgery on your knee (non vital), you might have to wait 6 months. You can pay a private surgeon and get it done faster, but you would get your service in either case.
In france, the rehabilitation system covers the generic personal rehab (with an official title). You want the most famous guy? the goverment will only reimburse you the official quota..
Both this countries have a dramatically less cos-per capita on healthcare, and better healthcare outcomes (expectancy of live, child decease rates, quality of live on elderly people. Both taking into consideration median and average values. And this applies to Italy, Sweden, Austria, Netherlands, Uk...
It's objective and measurable that the US has the worst investment-outcomes in healthcare in the whole world. Don't try to defend a broken system.
One thing is true, though: Everytime I have healtchare assistance on the US, I feel like a prince. It does not compare to the service on the NHS, (for example).