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I can only go by my experience.
I live in England. All my life I have lived in a system of Nationalised healthcare. No one I have ever met considers the NHS to be anything other than a source of national pride. It was in the opening of the 2012 Olympics for Pete's sake.
When a relative got breast cancer her treatment was free and on the NHS (and successful I might add.) I know people whose children had life threatening conditions at birth, the treatment was paid for. When one of my in laws tripped and broke her hip she was rushed to hospital in a free ambulance to a state of the art facility where she received free care until she was back on her feet and free physiotherapy afterwards.
In our country this is the norm.
On the other hand I have an American friend who last week sent out a request on Facebook asking if anyone knew a doctor who could examine her as a favour because she's felt ill for ages and can't afford to visit one.
Now I'm not saying our system is the best in the world, nor am I saying that America sucks, it does many things better than where I am from. But healthcare is not one of them. You pay more for a system that does not cover everybody and generally offers inferior care to most people.
Honestly in the 21st century free universal healthcare should be a basic right of a citizen.