universal health care is great until you have a REAL MAJOR medical issue
since most people do not have major issues for years,,, they like the so called FREE PREVENTATIVE CARE
you are correct it is not good but anything that is "free" tends to not be all that good over the long run
much of the the socialized medical care is based on the idea,, everyone dies a like Obama said take the pain pill and hurry and die because they will not let you have the needed surgery -- old people sick people are a burden on the whole and never will pay income tax again
what the problem is socialize - universal medical care (aka government medical care) is (it is not insurance)
it often incorporates a ban on choice and not allow you to pay for (upgrade) medical care out of your own savings even if that is your choice
THE USA has had medicaid (government) paid care for the poor since medical care has been common service 1930s
We also had free-market pay for as you want choice and insurance that you choose what you wanted covered and not paid for things you did not want ....... the problem is universal medical care bans that pro-choice base on the problem private care makes government care look bad.
under a socialized medicine no one wants to be a doctor nurse and they end up being a less than well paid thus quality people do not became medical providers ///// why study and work that hard if a baker or plumber or computer geek make the same money
if it is not imploding that lets see a list of well paid medical people saying there is no reason to need more money in the medical system
it is easy to say all systems have problems,,, and yes it is true , but free market and free choice is the best of them .... why ban free market ?