Desperately clinging to the ideology of unregulated capitalism and the myth of a free market as a cure all is KILLING millions, bankrupting the rest of us and preventing any rational discussion of how to solve healthcare and other problems.
I would argue that the problem is really the Fascist collusion between big business and government. The perfect example is the wildly misnamed ACA. The insurance industry's desire for more expensive healthcare backed by government enforcement. "Buy the insurance or we'll punish you!"
Big business hates a truly free market above all things precisely because that would force prices down.
Look at Lasik treatments over the years. Because it isn't covered by insurance, the tech has improved as the costs have plummeted. Look at anything covered by insurance from healthcare to roofing. The prices just go up and up.
Substituting a vast government bureaucracy for big business greed won't help. You might claim that your direct cost might go down but the true costs are astronomical. The same government that buys a Navy jet for $337,000,000 isn't going to save money on healthcare or anything else.