A better way to put it is that there’s a supply for a service, if there’s a demand that can provide sufficient profit. If I’m costing maybe, what, 6k medical bills a year? That’s probably pretty realistic for what this past year has been, might even be a bit low. I’m an entry-level worker, I don’t have that to spare if I’m also paying all the other bills that adults normally have to pay. Even with insurance, I’m managing right now because I’m living with parents and thus have no housing costs.
Personally, I’m skeptical about private charity, for a lot of reasons. Many of our churches can hardly meet their own expenses, let alone provide a lot of charity care. And again, the amount of testing I’ve had over the last year alone runs into several thousands, and that’s with not getting a fair amount of care I should be getting. I have yet to see a charitable organization that has that kind of budget, and I suspect that has nothing to do with government interference and everything to do with that most people don’t want to help. Or in many cases, just don’t get what’s needed - a lot of people I know are shocked at how expensive even fairly common chronic conditions are, or don’t realize that lifestyle changes are of varying effectiveness, or don’t realize that a lot of conditions themselves are of varying degrees, or something like that. They also tend to be ineffective at reaching poorer or less populated areas.