Socialist medicine at work...

Thousands of doctors are on strike across Italy to protest cuts to the country's health service, raising pressure on Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government as it seeks ways to cut spending. Thousands of planned surgical interventions and specialist visits will be postponed as a result. 
"We want to defend a public service that is more and more impoverished and that is no longer able to guarantee proper care for the people," said Massimo Cozza, head of the medical arm of Italy's biggest trade union.  More