Thanks for the feedback! My first 13 years in Nursing were in 2 hospitals that provided care for all (military hospital then a county hospital). No one was stressed out about access, co-pays, or life-changing medical bills and the care was given without regard to patient satisfaction scores.
Do Americans feel that the government has their back when it comes to healthcare? In my first 13 years in Nursing, my firsthand experience was "Yes".
In the for-profit arena of today, I'd say "No".
The burden falls on the patient, whoever it is, to be informed and prepared for the System that has taken hold.
Regarding first responders and basic public safety in roads and water supply, yes, from our tax dollars.