While not perfect, private health care does have some excellent attributes, mostly in the compensation for doctors and the high quality of care it can provide for patients who can afford it.
Because private health-care systems do not have to serve everybody, they can serve the people who have bought in much faster than public health-care systems can. This is both convenient and occasionally life-saving.
By encouraging competition between insurance companies, coverage prices can be kept down and health-care employees' salaries can be kept up as companies compete with one another for customers and doctors.
A private health-care system encourages innovation as companies try to cut costs by creating more efficient ways to deliver health care. These savings are passed onto the users.