BTW, I turn 52 this month. Spent much of my life without insurance and thus without proper care. As a child I was hospitalzed a few times (blood poisoning, a serious burn, and an ankle fracture in three places). Only had insurance for the last one. Had no money to pay for any of them. But I damn sure am glad those who treated me knew what they were doing, and that someone made sure there was a professional standard.
Look, every problem requires people get together and seek solutions. There is nothing easy about doing this. goivernment is faced witha problem, in this case, public health and safety. This requires they get information and make decisions. Advances had changed the world. And good care was less affordable, and becoming even more expensive the more we learned. So, changes had to be made. They got a report. Considered the options and make the call. I think they got it right. But the factor that led to this was the advances in medicine. With these changes, we'd likely see a larger division between those who have care and those who don't.