Republicans are good at opposing socialized medicine when it is Hillarycare or Obamacare, but not very good when it is Bushcare or Republicancare.
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides federally-funded health insurance to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. It was created by a Republican-controlled Congress in 1997. Opposition to the program was slight, and negligible when it was up for reauthorization under President Bush. It is only under the Obama administration that some Republicans have suddenly voiced opposition to this income transfer program.
Then there is the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. This was instituted by a Republican-controlled Congress in 2003 and signed into law by a Republican president.
Republicans will nod their heads and agree with angry voters that Obamacare is socialistic, but as soon as they slither back into office, they'll pull yet another bait-and-switch that expands DC's control over voters' lives and pocketbooks. Just because the party that voters rejected in 2006 and 2008 is poised to win it all back in 2010 doesn't mean we can expect any real reform. It will be business as usual, only with new nameplates on the doors of the corridors of power, and new slogans to keep voters happy.
Remember, with the Federal government, solutions are never the answer -- expanding government is the only answer to any problem.