The public shame of a once world class Ambulance Service in Australia. Statistically published delays and deaths on the increase, and massive staff resignations as staff cannot cope with the strain of working for what is alledged to be a failing and uncaring organisation:
And so it goes on.
This is one reason I don't prefer my EMS socialized. When the rural areas can't get adequate coverage despite a national system that's supposed to provide that coverage, then one of the supposed big advantages of the socialized EMS system maybe isn't such a big advantage.
In a locally-based delivery system, the locals can set their own resource levels and don't have to depend upon a state or national system to allocate resources to them.
A socialized system is one in which the locals don't get to determine their local level of service, how it is funded, or what they pay for it due to the system being centrally controlled. That can be at either the state/province or national level, depending upon the system. That's not the complete definition, but it includes the most important points that relate to this particular issue.