Its late here, like 1:35 am, you'll prolly get more replies later.
The healthcare here is AWESOME! Your in law is a typical brainwashed 'mercan who thinks socialized medicine=the USSR (its sad how so many people can be so easily brainwashed, people really are sheep..sorry, but its true).
Let me give you one example. (btw..this story is from BEFORE I had health insurance here...when I first got here).
Had a bad skin reaction to something, pretty darn bad, so I needed to find a doctor. Walked into a local clinic, where the Dr was trained in the US. Did I need an appointment even? NO. Waited, hmmm, maybe 20 minutes to see the US trained skin SPECIALIST (no need for an appointment OR a referral) of course he spoke English. Took a look at me, diagnosed the problem on the spot, gave me two weeks of prescription cream.
Whole ordeal was like 45 minutes and cost me the equivalent of 15 USD (including appt and prescription). Was all cleared up from the cream in a few days.
My wife (who now has health insurance) regularly goes to a traditional Chinese dr (herbs, acupuncture, etc) that's covered here too! In the US she spent around 100USD a WEEK...(here, she spends 5...yes..f-i-v-e) includes acupuncture, herb prescription. Once she even had some sort of electroshock massage (not painful). Last week she actually got into a VERY minor scooter accident, had to get her knee (which was all bloody and bruised) taken care of. She was actually on the way to that exact traditional doctor, so she just had that same doctor patch her up. She dressed the wound, made an herbal bandage, POPPED my wife's knee cap back into place (which had been displaced during the accident) no extra charge...same 5USD equivilent (for EVERYTHING).
In the US, you must pay a buttload for insurance, make an appointment..and hell, ifya wanna see a specialist get a referral from another doctor (so you have to see 2 dr's to see 1) make an appointment, get there...wait 1-1.5 hrs to see the doctor for 5 minutes and pays god knows how much depending on your copay...and heaven forbid your prescription isn't covered!
Here, you walk in, take a number and typically you're out within an hour.
"Knowledge alone is transitory, the outcrop subsequent to 'I desire all things'". - A. O. Spare