Putting aside, for the moment, the details of the Ryan plan, what many voters refuse to understand is the unpleasant choice they inevitably face. Either cost-control by the consumers or cost-control (aka rationing) by the State. The issue is stark.
Either consumers directly or indirectly will communicate to healthcare providers the need to economize or the State will put limits on what people can get. The thing is Americans don’t want to have to do the former nor allow the latter to happen. The “advantage” of State limits is that they feed fantasies Americans may still have about State magic. Stones into bread, and all that. We can all get the best care regardless of cost. (Keep in mind I want the best care regardless of cost too!)