I got a scholarship to study at an American university, but had to turn it down because I couldn't afford the medical insurance. It's ridiculous.
In New Zealand, it's the policy that illness and injury is only covered up to a certain point, unless it was an accident (and even then there are limits). Recently, my grandmother fell over in the Feb 22nd Christchurch Earthquake. ACC, which processes accident claims for treatment, have said that she isn't covered, because they don't believe that it happened in the earthquake, and are accusing her of covering up an existing injury. In the meantime, she's in extreme pain. Ridiculous!
OT: At school we had a school-wide non-uniform day to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation, and one boy (sad to say, my ex-boyfriend), said that guys shouldn't have to pay because it doesn't affect them. I promptly told him that he was wrong, and then told him to go fuck himself. The teacher went mysteriously deaf ^^
I've heard some say that women can't get pancreatic cancer. Yes, it's more prominent in over-40s males, but that doesn't mean women and younger males can't get it. There's also the idea that women of a certain age are less susceptible to breast and cervical cancer. You still do the checks on yourself and go for your pap smear though, right? However small the chance is, there's still a chance.