If medical expenses was not a burden one would have to bear would they have less or more incentive in their life? For let’s face it many of us stay in our positions because of the health coverage our companies give to us as well as our loved one’s and might depart earlier if the government took over this responsibility. Yet if we left our work would the majority pursue entrepreneurial ventures or rest aside knowing that life’s biggest expenses are taken care by others? Of course if socialized medicine is introduced then other taxes will be raised to pay for it. This is turn would lesson the energy to risk it all on an ‘idea” where additional cost make prohibitive to start in the first place. Although knowing one burden in life is taken care might still free the mind to venture in ways it feared doing before. Of course we are not taking into account the poor quality of care one might receive in a socialized system with lines and shortages everywhere we’re just looking at it in it’s ideal format. Which of course is the way those who want this system imposed on you want you to be thinking as well.