I’ve lost track of the particulars of what socialized health care systems do not forbid purchasing drugs at full retail on the side. Seems some do and some don’t. It seems awfully chintzy to put your own life at a lower priority than getting your socialized medicine system to pay for whatever.
No argument here.
Besides, he lived for 5 months apparently without any treatment. A properly motivated first year law student might make the case that but for receiving the "breakthrough" cancer drug, he would have lived.