I call BS on the French system. It's failing. It's one of the most expensive in Europe and unsustainable. They also do not use as much hi-tech HC in Europe as we do in the US. Another reason why ours costs more. Now add in the 2000 plus mandates imposed on HC/Insurance which have driven up cost and the illegals using the Emergency Rooms. Govt intervention in HC markets are a big reason why the costs have risen. Also, BI Pharma gets protected markets.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison