The American government works for and cares about the health of the medical industry, not the health of the people. Most doctors, too, have as their focus the health of the corporations making drugs, artificial joints, etc., not the health and well-being of their citizens.
If the government truly cared about the people, it would create and enforce laws preventing the big food corporations from putting poison in our food. If doctors truly cared about their patients, they would tell each one how they caused their illness, teach them how to cure it and how to prevent it.
The U.S. medical industry is a for-profit industry. Profit is the goal, 100%.