"The province compares the medical benefits of a drug to those of other funded drugs, and weighs the cost of drugs against their benefits. " https://www.cancercare.on.ca/toolbox...p/candrugsfaq/.
That is just Canada which was the first source I found. Whoever pays for expensive medications has to make a cost-benefit analysis. That is just economics. They wouldn't have to make this decision if they always just went with whatever drug gave the best indications for recovery. I'm not saying that the Canadian system doesn't work, it works well. Death panels doesn't describe this either, that's just the term you use to try to win your strawman and paint the other side as illogical. Decision of cost-benefit are made everywhere in healthcare. They are unavoidable. My point was that socialized healthcare does not mean that you avoid these decisions in some sort of utopian healthcare system. No such system exists.