Um, what? Having watched people both in France and the US deal with health care issues, I can certainly say no system is perfect. That said, it’s unthinkable to imagine treatment like this in France. When people get sick, they are able to focus on the illness and not fighting with the insurance company who appear to be trying to trick patients (and doctors) at every step of the way. When my own father was dying following cancer treatments (or at least the side-effects of cancer treatments) it was sickening to see how much stress they added to an already stressful situation. For some reason, too many in Washington want to continue supporting that industry.