Perhaps we need to eliminate the framing of the debate;
Insurance -vs- Government payer...
Make a different frame entirely.
Haven’t a clue what to frame it but we must fundamentally change the debate.
Of course, Americans DO pay for a lot of healthcare without insurance: veterinary care for their pets. There are loads of vets around where I live but its sometimes hard to get an appointment. Its always a hefty bill to go to a vet and theres no insurance picking up any of it. Would anyone be surprised if the Frosts have pets and took them to the vet when they are sick and paid the bill themselves? But when it comes to their own children, there is a mentality of entitlement that the whole of society has a responsibility and that it would be a very good thing if medical care for your children was entirely provided by the government.