Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it — and that’s what’s happening with our health care programs and these reforms.
Andrew’s Note: Mackey is just describing Phase I of healthcare reform. Phase I, the Affordable Care Act is designed to bankrupt the health insurance industry, Phase II is government takeover of the health insurance which will lead to Phase III, government control of health care…now that’s socialism.