Israel Healthcare vs Obamacare : Theirs Works…

Michael Curtis...Consistently under reported, it is always refreshing when economic data is available from Israel, and even more so when said information describes a most successful and accomplished nation. Considering the population is barely eight million, comprised of a polyglot mix of Jews, Arabs, and fourteen other groups, it bears remembering that this plot of land has been eternally claimed of God for the “apple of his eye” and one of these fine days, he will allow the entire boundaries to be enforced. In the meantime, they are an example to the rest of the world as to how to govern and handle many disparate responsibilities, including arguably the best health-care system on the planet. It is safe to say that in comparison, Israel healthcare vs Obamacare is a no-brainer – theirs works! Michael Curtis, still active at the ripe old age of 90 illustrates …

The essence of the health system is universal provision: a national health insurance (NHI), using four health funds, and also private health care offered by commercial insurance policies.  The health funds, which all residents of the population must join, are responsible for the majority of health care and are the sole providers of almost all kinds of health services.  Consumer choice and competition among the four funds is encouraged.  The funds are an interesting mixture, partly public service and partly commercial ventures. The private part of the system is extensive.  About 75% of the population buy supplementary insurance offered by the health funds, and about 40% hold policies offered by insurance companies. Israeli healthcare vs Obamacare wins hands-down .. theirs works! Continues…

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