John Horvath offered a "compromised" understanding of "socialized medicine", which can never be "done right". Some British citizens praise the National Health Service, yet they also carry private insurance. Many citizens condemn the program because of rationing followed by an emerging two-tier system: wealthier patients pay more to get immediate care. Hospitals face chronic shortages because governments allocate funds poorly for unknown demands. Healthcare professionals quit for better compensation in private hospitals. Cuba's "good" clinics serve only political elites. Canadians often visit black market medical communities, or else they enter their names into a "family physician lottery" one a month. Lastly, British, Canadian, and Swedish patients wait months or years for "elective surgeries", or they seek medical attention in countries with less "socialized" care, i.e. The United States.
"Socialized medicine" is neither. "It's free, but you have to wait," sums it up best. We should not emulate them at all.