Until you have experienced it you just won't believe it. In the UK under their government run socialized medicine, people like Lance Armstrong would be dead right now. My husband, a young father of two sons, a taxpayer, volunteer, homeowner, and charitable giver, has Stage 4 kidney cancer diagnosed two years ago. In the UK, he would be dead today. Not opinion-fact. The UK would not have allowed my husband the FDA approved drugs he needs to stay alive because they are not "curative" and they don't want to spend money on someone who will eventually die. True story-look up Sutent and the NICE (the UK decision board). Thank God instead we are in the private health care system where he has received this treatment for two years and has initially reduced and now stabilized his cancer. So he can go on being a young, father of two, taxpayer, homeowner, volunteer and charitable giver.
Name me ONE thing the government has taken over from the private sector that has been more efficient, effective, less costly or better. Name ONE. You can't because there aren't any. Is the system perfect here in the US? No it is not. But is it better than anywhere else in the world? You better believe it. Because of our system, I look forward to many more years with my husband who has a terminal disease that can be treated as a chronic one and he and I will bring up our kids and paying for them together rather than me as a widow and the social security system paying out the money the government could have spent on life saving drugs and now has to pay widow and child support.