Socialized medicine Do you know that congress has socialized medicine? So does the postal service and armed forces and veterans hospital workers and federal workers of all kinds. The government pays for their medical aide and prescriptions at a very, very low cost to the individual. Their retirement is among the best you can get paid for by the government. The government controls the cost of doctor visits, treatment and prescription. Guess what is the biggest socialized medicine received. Medicare! Social Security! We pay 8,000.00 per person in medical and second largest is Canada at 4,000.00. Half the cost Then Germany, France at about 3,000.00 and 2,000.00 and they are doing just fine.