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Mitt Romney Just Loves Socialized Health Care! (July 30 2012) (Oh Romney, YOu Old Socialist!)
 


30 July 2012 at 2:24:22 PM
salon

I mentioned this before but I find it completely hilarious that Mitt Romney, whose Romneycare is the MODEL for what some call Obamacare, went to Israel and praised Israel's health care system. Guess what, EVERY CITIZEN gets health care under the National Health Insurance Law in Israel. And it's MANDATED that they have health insurance. Read at this link on Buzzfeed for more.

But this is what gets me.

Romney, who championed the Massachusetts health care mandate, but is an opponent of the federal mandate passed by President Barack Obama, marveled at how little Israel spends on health care relative to the United States.

"When our health care costs are completely out of control. Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? 8 percent. You spend 8 percent of GDP on health care. And you’re a pretty healthy nation," Romney told donors at a fundraiser at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, speaking of a health care system that is compulsory for Israelis and funded by the government. "We spend 18 percent of our GDP on health care. 10 percentage points more. That gap, that 10 percent cost, let me compare that with the size of our military. Our military budget is 4 percent. Our gap with Israel is 10 points of GDP. We have to find ways, not just to provide health care to more people, but to find ways to finally manage our health care costs."

Romney has explained that he opposes ObamaCare because what worked in Massachusetts may not work for other states. Highlighting the success of the Israeli system — in a country that enjoys one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world — could complicate matters for Romney at home.

Gee. That's not what he has said in the past. He loved his Romneycare so much that he thought it should be the model for the country.

And that it should be MANDATED.

 

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