Does anyone think our way is better? I would hope not. Cancer is awful in every way. Why is our method of treating have to be awful as well? Surely we can do better.
You would think that, given how much how well the patient is treated, the French treatment would cost considerably more but, judging from the county's healthcare spending, they do not. We spend far more on healthcare than any other country and we don't have the results to show for it.
The situation is rediculous. There has been a huge amount of backlash against the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare if you prefer). Most of the backlash seems to be that it goes too far. In all reality, it doesn't go far enough. At the very least, we should have gotten the public option. Ideally we would have gotten single payer.