I don’t have a lot of faith in either government-sponsored healthcare or the medical industry. I am not at zero confidence with either, but my faith certainly lies elsewhere. I experienced the ACA first hand because I happened to be unemployed at the time the coverage became available (at exactly the time my previous coverage ended), and because my COBRA option was so expensive as to be out of reach.
Suffice it to say that my experience was not good, and that the one benefit was that I maintained continuity of coverage, at great expense. The expense came when I found another job a few months later and had to pay back the full ACA subsidy. And during that period of ACA coverage the deductible was so high that I had no coverage for anything but the most extreme of medical emergencies. Now I am retired and enrolled in Medicare, waiting to see what might become of that.
I do think that the system needs a great deal of work, and I am hopeful that the present hearings might lead to some degree of relief. I do not, however, foresee the root causes of the problems being addressed in my lifetime.
[I learned about this story from a right-wing online newsletter highlighting (without commentary) a left-wing online news source that added a few details, along with the obligatory anti-Trump spin, to the original source. I am linking only to the original.]