Do we really want the government in charge of our medical rights? Granted, if you can afford insurance, you're good to go. You pay your copay, you see your doctor, and take your medications. If you don't have insurance, then yeah...you're pretty much screwed. But with things like Medicare and Medicaid, along with the various state sponsored medical coverage for children, there are options.
Take a look at the cash-for-clunkers program that the government has recently conducted...
Every person who took advantage of the government's money is going to have to pay it back at the end of the year when tax season comes. Granted, the idea was intended to be a good one...turn in your hunks for cash, and buy yourself a decent ride. But nothing is for free, and there's going to be a lot of pissed off people come tax season.
Another example is the recent tax leniency on federal income tax for workers making less than a certain amount (can't remember exactly, I think it's near $200 a week). Yeah, you might have more money now, but when the government comes calling for their share of your paycheck, guess what? You pay, or you get busted for tax fraud.
Socialism is a bad thing. Plain and simple. Its been tried and it has failed! Time and again, it has never worked, and a little research on the topic will prove just that.
Do we want the government having power over the people? Do we want our freedoms squashed in the name of government sponsored security? Is it worth having a security blanket provided by our nation's leaders, just to have to give up our fundamental rights as Americans?
Thomas Jefferson said it best, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."