Socialism or not, the reality is that we ultimately “foot the bill” regardless. Uninsured people lack access to primary care and thus go to the emergency room for issues that could have been treated by a primary care doctor. It turns out that emergency rooms are really expensive. When uninsured people cannot pay for their service, the hospital has to make up for it somehow. So the cost gets indirectly passed on to people who are insured byway of higher insurance charges which translates to higher premiums and deductibles.
In America and abroad we are being hit hard by rising high fuel prices. Not only are these fuel prices painful for individual consumers driving to school or work, but they are affecting many other areas of the economy such as shipping costs, which are driving up food costs, in a vicious cycle.