We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
People talk about the Canadian system (horrible for Docs and patients) and the NHS (which 56% of Brits want eliminated). Few discuss the way the French do it, but it's worth thinking about.
Part 1 of Health Care Reform discusses the history French system, noting "They emphasize private, fee-for-service practice even more than we do." If you are interested in the topic, Synthstuff links all 4 parts of this essay, written by a Doc who likes the system.