A very good friend of mine posted this reply (and I only copy it because Facebook is a public forum, it was not a private message):
....just a quick note to people that think our current healthcare works. We were denied health care from Kaiser because we were adopting. You can not deny there are problems.
My response to him on Facebook:
...your point is very well taken. Our current health care does NOT work.
My point is that putting faith in the government to solve it is misplaced.
There is no utopia. The world is imperfect.
Government makes the world subject to bureaucratic whim. The free market has rules. We can adapt to those rules. It is impossible to adapt to whim.
We do not currently have a free market system.
For example, I did a search on "health" in the Code of Federal Regulations. I didn't count the pages, but it is way over 1000's and 1000's pages of regs.
And that is under the current system that denied you coverage.
Is more pages of regs the answer? I don't think it is.
Under the current system of federal regs, you are not allowed to buy health insurance available in other states. That is government regulation that preempts the free market.
I am not saying that the free market would absolutely solve your problem. It may not. I'm just pointing out the government makes it worse.