Let me play the advocate here for a moment. We tend to be against Socialized Medicine, (and I am), but is it really anything new? We already have a very socialized infrastructure here in the good ole USofA: Socialized Police Socialized Fire departments, (even Volunteer depts get funding) Socialized Roads and Highways Socialized tree trimming next to the above. Socialized EDUCATION Socialized Military Socialized Parks and recreation Socialized Literature (ie Library) Socialized Housing I could fill 10 pages of examples by browsing USjobs.gov but you get the point. We have adopted the Nanny State and look to our Government to take care of most of the "Necessary Services" of our lives. I even say that we have Socialized Medicine to a large degree anyway, If you can pay, you will have to and if you can't, Uncle Sugar will pick up the tab. Medicare, medicaid, disibility, and most Hositals can't turn you away if you can't pay. Who do you think pays for that care? U and I in the form of higher taxation. Our constitution does not lay any of these items out as things the Fed should be involved in save the National Defense. The rest are by defacto unconstitutional.