I live in Canada, socialized healthcare abound!
I can tell you without a doubt that the death panels I go in front of everytime I have to see the doctor are brutal. I basically have to beg for my life once a month to get a new inhaler prescription.
What's worse, in the waiting room, there are so many people dying they built a morgue right beside the clinic, what a smell! The ones with pre-existing conditions have it the worst, the government workers just take them out back and shoot them...
Sarah Palin was right, we're all basically wards of the state up here... Mindless drones really!
When I need to see a doctor, I go to the walk-in clinic, wait 45 mins to an hour and I'm out quickly with out paying or signing anything.
When my dad got diverticulitis, he went to the ER and was admitted in 15 mins.
It's not perfect, but I'll take it any day of the week.
Not worrying about going bankrupt from a broken leg because my employer hasn't provided me with insurance - priceless!
The way I see it is government and citizens have 2 choices. Socialized medicine, or a large powerful military. No country can afford both in perpetuity