Black Pigeon notes that Americans spend more on healthcare, yet receive the worst returns, of any industrial nation.
In my opinion, a large part of the high cost is excessive salaries for doctors, healthcare administrators, over staffing of administrative staff, and extravagant buildings. The idea that "non-profit" hospitals are not run to generate a profit is ludicrous. It just means that the profit doesn't go to a group of shareholders.
However, getting back to Black Pigeon, he notes his experience with various single payer or national systems around the world and how well they have generally worked. But he also notes that the reason they work (or worked) is because they were introduced in countries which (at that time) had largely
Update: corrected typo