Perhaps it is my upbringing, but the fact that one has to pay for medical treatment (and/or pay health insurance) was the second most appallingly surprising thing to me when I arrived in the USA (the sincere religiosity of so many natives was the first). After 16 years here, I still cannot really wrap my mind around it. The notion that anyone but doctors, nurses and patients can have a say in medical treatment, or that anyone should make a profit out of people’s sickness is, to my mind, so atrocious, right up there with the notion of slavery. Both are extreme examples of trampling over most basic human rights.
I will go and see the movie as soon as I can.