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Romney praises Israel’s health care system- Which is similar to Obama's

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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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Here he goes again. Pandering to Israel no matter what it takes. At his $25,000 a place fundraiser, Romney praised the health care system that is being used in Israel, all the while he is planning on repealing Obama's Affordable Health Care Act - even though the two plans are very similar.

Romney panders and looks dumb doing it

Mitt Romney had kind words for Israel’s health care system Monday, even though, as ThinkProgress reports, it resembles the recently passed Affordable Health Care Act, which his party has been trying to repeal. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate said he admired Israel for spending less of its gross domestic product on health than the U.S. “You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care,” he said. “You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more.” The country’s health-care system includes an individual mandate clause, requiring citizens to buy one of four HMOs offered by the government since 1995, with the state covering 60 percent of a person’s medical costs. The remaining 40 percent is covered by income-related tax collections.




posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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They are also just like his own in Massachusetts.

This mans mere existence should serve as a reminder that just because you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and had all access to the best education money can buy, it does not make you an intelligent person.

There are rich idiots out there. Mitt Romney is top dog in that department.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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Obama and Romney come from the same handlers. dont kid yourselfs They do this so it only looks like you have free will to elect your leaders
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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Obamacare is a copy of the Romneycare when Romney was governor.

Mitt said he will abolish Obamacare and "replace it".

When I read that, I thought, "Uh-huh, same box, different label. "Romneycare."



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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Agreed....he just can't give credit to someone in the other party for doing it, he will repeal it, then replace it with exactly the same thing and then stand their on his high horse and take all the credit.

Alas, we won't have to worry about that. Romney's recent stupidity is not going to help him on election day. His latest...Israel people make more money per capita than Palestinians because it's God's way. What he doesn't mention is the oppression and blockades on Palestine by Israel. IDIOT!



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Here is the key takeaway.


The presumptive Republican presidential candidate said he admired Israel for spending less of its gross domestic product on health than the U.S.

“You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care,” he said. “You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more.”


The exact quote


Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent,” he said. “You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more. That gap, that 10 percent cost, compare that with the size of our military — our military which is 4 percent, 4 percent. Our gap with Israel is 10 points of G.D.P. We have to find ways — not just to provide health care to more people, but to find ways to fund and manage our health care costs.”


Romney is praising how Israel successfully spends its money. Unlike the US. Most of our money spent ends up written off to fraud, corruption, and waste with very little money % being spent how it was intended.

Then again, How big is Israel when compared to the US

www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org...



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Romney's an idiot. Did he ever consider that we spend more because our population is WAY bigger than Israel's and we have a less healthy population to start with?

Man, he's such an idiot.

In order for this to make since we would have to compare GDPs and populations. What is Israel's GDP compared to their population? 8 percent might be a huge amount of money per person when you consider the population of Israel and 18 percent might by not enough when you consider the population of the states.

Not to mention we give Israel aid. If we cut out all the aid we give we could probably afford to take care of our people a lot better.

RP2012
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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Romney is praising how Israel successfully spends its money.


"It's" money? Considering the hundreds of millions of dollars we give Israel in foreign aid (last year alone over 3 billion) that should be "OUR" money. Israel is a dependent welfare state of the United States.

It's also funny to praise Israel's health care system when you have been campaigning against such a system here in the USA, even more ironic when said system was one you helped create in your state.


Health care in Israel is universal and participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory. Health care coverage is administered by a small number of organizations, with funding from the government. All Israeli citizens are entitled to the same Uniform Benefits Package, regardless of which organization they are a member of, and treatment under this package is funded for all citizens regardless of their financial means. (source)


So in Israel, this is good. When Romney implemented it in Mass., it was good. When Obama does it... bad? Politics as usual.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Israel's health care system is really good...there is even medication for the common cold. The u.s. won't be like that because the doctors aren't as good.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Unless there is more to the quotes than listed I didn't see Romney praise their healthcare system at all. He was praising how they keep the costs low. Title is wrong and misleading.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
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Romney is praising how Israel successfully spends its money.


"It's" money? Considering the hundreds of millions of dollars we give Israel in foreign aid (last year alone over 3 billion) that should be "OUR" money. Israel is a dependent welfare state of the United States.

It's also funny to praise Israel's health care system when you have been campaigning against such a system here in the USA, even more ironic when said system was one you helped create in your state.


Health care in Israel is universal and participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory. Health care coverage is administered by a small number of organizations, with funding from the government. All Israeli citizens are entitled to the same Uniform Benefits Package, regardless of which organization they are a member of, and treatment under this package is funded for all citizens regardless of their financial means. (source)


So in Israel, this is good. When Romney implemented it in Mass., it was good. When Obama does it... bad? Politics as usual.


Am I praising Israel's Healthcare system? If so please indicate where I praised it. I simply put Romney's quote into full context where it belongs. He praised how they spent their money relative to GDP.

While we're at please detail how Israel spends US foreign aid. The bulk of it is Military aid.
www.census.gov...



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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You guys do realize Romney wasn't anointed by the GOP because he was supposed to win right?
He is just this year's McCain, the GOP is more interested in winning the senate, they don't think Obama can be beaten.
Romney is their safe bet because they think the majority of the country is left of center. They are wrong of course and a strong conservative like Ron Paul would have beaten Obama by a landslide.

Besides, none of this matters since Spain will be deciding who is our next president.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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How is spending 8% in Israel closely resemble the 18% America spends? Obamacare has no cost reduction plans. Tell you what, you pay 18% of your income to me and I will pay 8% of mine to you, after all those are similar.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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Originally posted by babybowrain
Israel's health care system is really good...


That's because the American taxpayer is funding those leeches.



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