How do you feel about socialized medicine?

I’m curious to hear from anyone from any country that already has socialized medicine. How do you feel about it? Are your people getting the Health care you need?

Asked By: tiki - 3/17/2010
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I have lived in the USA for the majority of my life... More
Answered By: Leigh O - 3/17/2010
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First, the proposal in front of the House is not socialized medicine. But that seems to work for many of the industrialized nations on the planet. I'm for making a change to the current grotesque American health care system.
Answered By: Ken - 3/17/2010
It's great for the people who don't pay taxes. But if you work, it's awful since you are taxed to death just to allow people who don't work to get "free" medicine.
Answered By: Chad - 3/17/2010
the term socialized medicine is misleading. an example of socialized medicine would be the United States' Veterans Health Administration, and the medical departments of the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. in this system the government operates health care facilities and employs health care professionals. there is a... More
Answered By: Golden - 3/17/2010
It is hard to believe that they're still having this debate in the US. Every other industrialized country in the world has some form of socialized health care. People in many of these countries have longer life expectancies than Americans. Public health care is a no-brainer. No one should have to face bankruptcy... More
Answered By: mike k - 3/17/2010
I’m from Canada and I definitely like our system (although it‘s not really socialized health care as much as it is socialized insurance). It has a high approval rating (98%) and the only people I’ve heard complain about it myself are from the United States and strangely have never used it before deciding to complain or... More
Answered By: Justine - 3/17/2010
While I've never been under *socialized* medicine, I can tell you volumes about the unsocial medical care we have now... More
Answered By: queenjeanarlene - 3/17/2010
I feel long wait times and sub-standard care!
Answered By: Dio - 3/17/2010
The idea of Socialized Medicine in a Country that trumpets the virtues of 'Free Enterprise' requires an introspective look...more-so than the popular knee-jerk-reactionary-responses of today... More
Answered By: house_broken - 3/17/2010
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