The following is not technology related but it is related to the issue of access, insurance and payment for medical care. The author, Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite contempoary thinkers. Click the link to read the whole thing.
During the first 30 years of my life, I had no health insurance. Neither did a lot of other people, back in those days.
During those 30 years, I had a broken arm, a broken jaw, a badly injured shoulder, and miscellaneous other medical problems. To say that my income was below average during those years would be a euphemism.
How did I manage? The same way everybody else managed: I went to doctors and I paid them directly, instead of paying indirectly through taxes.