in the US our system is very very different. Our system is primarily a for profit hospital network,often named for the affiliated insurance company. Our hospitals are extremely controlled and effective,efficient..would probably surprise a German or other Westerners..you go in for a surgery, the insurance company is the primary driver of everything, the doctor can have an opinion but ultimately,it's the insurance company that determines what you get and when, w high limit parameters on what will be paid by insurance,that includes child birth to cancer.My sister works in a hospital in a so far (in the 4th wave) lesser affected area of Germany and they have started to delay "projectable" operations again, like everywhere in Germany. Means operations including cancer patients and heart conditions. She says most of those patients can actually wait one or two more months, but it is extremely stressful if you have cancer and know it is spreading in your body and you have to wait...
Covid turned the business model upside down with the federal government taking on the primary payment method for most Covid related treatment.
another reason that this is significant, doctors, hospitals and administration all tell of crazy confusing maze of time consuming hassles trying to get paid by insurance. In Germany there are many combinations for sure, with many people with additional private insurance.
so part of many Covid, closure conspiracy theories hinges on the fact that the government has deep pockets and by all reports was easier to get payment from than insurance companies and also rumored different, the government didn't scrutinize the billing as closely..very very believable, and we now have thousands of examples of everyone from prisoners,politicians and millionaires, and huge corporations getting millions in Covid aid money.
very wide spread fraud.
In the United States, there is not much news about people committing fraud to get government Covid,and money