The health care industry's "acquisitions" will simply vote as they're told, the hell with what people may really want or need in terms of health care.
Countries like Belgium have publicly and privately funded health care, and they have made it work. As reported in:
"You can be assured of the highest-quality medical care in Belgium, regarded as among the best healthcare systems in Europe. As in most countries, the system divides itself into state and private, though fees are payable in both, so you need to ensure that you are adequately covered through either the state insurance and/or private insurance. The advantages of the state mutuelle/mutualiteit scheme is that you can choose any doctor, clinic or hospital you like, in any location and without referral, according to your needs in much the same way as you can with private insurance."