Better bookmark this one - way too long for one sitting!! http://www.liberty-page.com/issues/healthcare/socialized.html The following is just the tip of the iceberg! NHS chiefs get luxury car deals - Daniel Foggo and Steven Swinford, April 9, 2006 [The Times] Smokers and the obese banned from UK hospitals - May 2, 2007 [Healthcare News] Sweden Edges Toward Free-Market Medicine - A. Wess Mitchell, August 31, 2001 [NCPA] Why Ontario keeps sending patients south - Lisa Priest, February 22, 2008 [Globe and Mail] The Cuban Government has implemented a two-tiered medical system (e.g. "medical apartheid") that caters to foreign tourists while denying native Cubans access to basic medical necessities (at least it is "free" to them). This attempt to draw foreign dollars is one of many programs that were necessary once the Soviet subsidies ended in the early nineties.