I had a first hand experience with socialized medicine just today. Socialized medicine (aka Medicare) sucks. They have absolutely no regard for the patients health whatsoever. They sit around writing rules and the human element is of no concern. Here is what they said "The machine is now yours. If it breaks it is your responsibility. We will not fix it, and we will not replace it for 5 years". Please let me go back to my Tricare for life. I hate this federally mandated Medicare crap!!!