Like most Europeans, I have this image of Americans having to show a credit card to get into hospital. There was an article in Spiegel the other day about the non-existent health system in the Appalachians. They go there once a year and set up a tent city, pulling teeth and such for people who do not even have a doctor to go to. These are perhaps the persons your president wants to help.
I expect everyone on this site has access to a PC and so is educated and has enough funds to live. You do not have to choose between eating and visiting the doctor.
I am in the German health system, and up till now MS has not cost me a cent. To start with my Cop cost 10 Euro for 3 months, but now I order it on the internet and it is free. Etc. Of course the system is expensive, top heavy and wasteful. It is further weakened by the ability for young healthy people to opt out and go private. (Of course they find a way to weasel back in once they get children or get old.) They try to fine tune it now and again to save money. Now glasses are not free any more, or false teeth. Many of us take out a private policy on top of the basic state one, to top it up, as it were.
But we have a very fine system which works for all of us, this is the point; if MS stops me from working, or if I get cancer, I will not have to sell my house to pay for treatment.
Bibo ergo sum