I'm retired here and should get health insurance but haven't. I will go back to the US for a Medicare physical and check up this year. I've been here three years. But. maybe 18 months ago I had appendicitis. To make a long story short I ended up at what I think was ony a surgical hospital. He had to be paid before he would operate and later said I had an hour to live (it burst twice but I just thought it was a strained muscel). Five days in the hospital, drugs, surgery, etc. was 1,300 dollars to give you and idea. It was a private hospital with my own room. He spoke only French so he had to resort to one word questions and me one word "oui" or "non" answers. Of course in the USA a night in the hospital is far more than my complete five days here.
Just thought I'd give you a "for example..." I have an Internest and found him by just knocking on his office door. He was the one that had me X-rayed and then told me, "You have to go to the hospital....now." My dentist was a knock on the door too and his office looked like one in the USA but I think he charged me "European prices." He did a fine job.
I live in La Marsa