Socialized medicine always creates interesting opinion pieces. That subject alone is broad enough for me to write a book; however I will make this short and to the point. When a country accepts socialized medicine, they get everything that comes with it lock, stock, and barrel. The long waiting lines, the reduced quality of care, and the red tape. Unlike our current system, the government puts a limit on your choices for care. That includes choice of doctor, choice of medical procedure, and choice of appointment time. Now do you see why socialism is called an enemy to freedom? Ronald Reagan said it best, that a government strong enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take away everything you got.