Ok, if you want to say socialism is fixing the price for the product which in this case is health care then yes I agree with you we have fixed the maximum price we will pay for health care to doctors and health care providers. Do you think that is good or bad?
What does that mean in Canada? I means that all people regardless of their ability to pay for health care will get it. It also means that the rich and the poor get similar levels or care. Levels in rural poor communities may not be a good as in cities however. It also means I don’t have to pay out of my pocket for any required care. No deductibles, no insurance costs, etc. No hospital will bill me for required procedures. There are some additional insurance items I can pay for (or if I have supplementary insurance it pays for that), for example if I want a private room I can pay extra out of pocket. Can a doctor overcharge me for a procedure? No since the Government has set those maximums, and the Government is billed, not me. Can a doctor submit too many patients or procedures and defraud the Government, yes.
I guess in the end you have to decide is the Government meant to allow the “free and capitalist spontaneous order” you mention, or is it there to serve the people? If you believe it was meant to serve the people then we should get things like health care, and education etc. to help uplift the people, all the people. If you do not, then you believe it really should be a tool of business to weed out the weak and the poor and let them die off effectively. If you cannot compete, you cannot survive.
It looks to me like China is rising as the next economic superpower. Have you seen how they prepare their leaders, as they must go thru grueling competition and extensive study to become government leaders? They want only their best and brightest to be their leaders. The US could learn something from that. If you think I am being critical of you, then yes I am. If you know how to learn you must learn to think for yourself, and see for yourself, and listen to what others have to say. Why am I talking to you, because I don’t want to see the US destroy itself, and that is what I see it doing right now.
Lastly, I would ask you as an American citizen, why do you think your healthcare system to be superior to others. As I mentioned all modern governments have recognized the need for government run health care, to provide required services to all. The US is the only one that has not been able to accomplish this basic task. I used to live in the US and had health insurance, and still was sent a bill for my surgery. I spend a year going between the doctors, the hospital and the insurance to get the 10k bill paid by the insurance who denied the claim. I know people who were bankrupted by their health care costs. If you feel this system is superior, they why are other nations NOT following your lead. The US needs to take a good hard look and if you are unable to recognize the needs of your fellow citizens and help each other, you are doomed to fall like Rome fell in the end under the weight of it’s own corruption. I am first to say I may be wrong in this. What I don’t understand is why you cannot also see both sides and say, yes I may be wrong too. Donald Trump has this character flaw. The US needs to realize that as a people you are stronger when you talk to each other and listen to each other, but you have stopped listening. You are allowing yourselves to be divided into two camps of thought, by your leaders, by your elite. If you cannot realize this and come together, you will become the divided states of America. Perhaps you are already there.