you could say the same thing about any political view, but it doesn't mean it's true.
this thread is pretty much considerable as a repost since this has been quite a hot topic on here for some weeks now, but i'm not complaining.. just because someone wants to implement a socialized medical system does not make him/her a socialist.
there are a lot of things that aren't wrong with socialism either. i think a lot of people need to realize that everyone's societies were created based on the better good for the majority of the population. i recently read an article that said it well: basically if it wasn't for socialized medicine, a lot of people would be able to receive the treatments they need. health care is extremely expensive, sometimes even with insurance, and i would even go as far to say that socialized healthcare is basically paying an additional insurance. it's worth it knowing you don't have to be worried if you're covered if your kid breaks something, if you need to take an ambulance. you know, people get sent out of hospitals in america because they have inadequate health insurance, and it's not because they are low life crack addicts, or because they're welfare layabouts. there are a lot of average people in america who cannot afford basic needs such as insurance, or even pay their monthly bills, or can't send their children to a decent high school that isn't falling apart. there is a great deal of inconvenience in the world, but north america is not a place where it should be necessary to live in borderline poverty conditions, if not worse, on an above poverty line salary. it's not just frivolous spending. there are a lot of scenarios that you can't factor in at once when assessing a strangers life habits or conditions.
you can still have a private doctor and a private insurance while having a socialized medical system. no one will lose jobs over this, and it won't, no pun intended, cost an arm and a leg. it's just back up, in a time of need.