Sir, i have to respectfully disagree with your position that surgery shouldn't be "sold". If you look at plastic surgery over the last ten years (not covered by insurance, unless connected to an accident or something like that) the cost has come down significantly while quality has gone up. This is due to the innovation that has taken place as that industry looks for more efficient way to do the same things. This has also lead to new technological developments that are beneficial to everyone.
This could be replicated with any other form of healthcare. The govt needs to get out of the way and let entrepreneurs figure out a way to bring down cost with PROFIT as their motive. Those profits are what fund research and development.