I spent ten years in the Army and if that's what we can expect from socialized medicine then I want no part of it. Of course if the government can barely handle providing healthcare to 500,000 active duty soldiers, their families and surviving veterans, then what's it going to do when it has to handle 300 million people?
The government can't even run the Post Office. In case you didn't know the Post Office is in serious financial trouble and they're something like $11 billion in debt. But I guess it's a good thing that stuff like heart and brain surgery aren't nearly as complicated and putting a box on a truck and driving it from point A to point B.
I'd say that we survived over 200 years without nationalized healthcare (not only survived, but we became the strongest nation in the world), there's no reason that we suddenly need it now.