Italy has universal health care, or socialized medicine, or whatever you want to call it.
So does France. (Even thought, I technically don't believe in France)
Anyway, in the USA we have universal health CARE, just not universal health INSURANCE.
Now, the Italian Dad explained that his Italian son (born there, not here) would be covered by the Italian system, but it would be only on a reimbursement basis. The French system would expect payment upon services.
Through the ATLAS plan, at less than $2/day/player, $50,000 in cover with $0 deductible solved that problem.
See, even in "civilized" countries, the need for insurance exists.