Systems of actual socialized medicine, like Britain’s, are actually
very good at saying no: there’s a limited budget, and the medical
professionals who run the system set priorities. That’s the reason
British health care delivers results better than ours, at only 40
percent the cost – there are long waits for elective surgery, but
that’s because doctors think that it’s not a high priority…
Krugman gets points for a mostly honest description but he is a lousy salesman. Is there any doubt that most people reading this will say "no way, not in America."?