But this still doesn't get to the point that a single payer system is not Socialist. Private healthcare funded by a single payer isn't Socialist. As you stated, TRICARE's Socialist medicine has problems. But a single payer system doesn't own the hospitals, employ the doctors and make the drugs.I don't think the average person really knows all that much about getting all their healthcare handled by a government agency. If they did, most probably would have been and would be a lot more vocal in their opposition to Obamacare and whatever dimwit government idea on healthcare it is that follows it. look at the games that were played in the funding of Medicare just to get Obamacare to pass. Well, unless things change, it will be games such as those played on people every year except to an even larger scale. Bad ideas don't get better with time.
Single Payer can in theory do quite a bit of good for healthcare in depressing costs, streamlining medical records, and cutting out middle men. There's always a chance it can go wrong, but what doesn't have that problem?