Let's get this out of the way for all time. The American healthcare system is NOT the best in the world. By no measure is it the best in the world. In fact, given our wealth and technology, it sucks.
Check this out. (Click picture to enlarge)
Note that the countries with universal healthcare (save Canada for some reason) are doing much, much better than we are. Also note how much we spend versus other countries. The situation in the U.S. is, of course, made all the worst by conservatives who refuse to do ANYTHING to improve the situation because socialism. And Obama. Can't do anything that would make him look good.
We are a stupid, stupid people.