If anyone is still trying to find an issue that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will state consistently, wrap your mind around this. During his just concluded trip to Isreal Mitt actually praised government-run, socialized medicine.
During a trip to Israel, Mitt Romney hailed the nation’s health care system for holding down costs and broadening coverage more effectively than the U.S.
The irony: Israel contains costs by adopting a very centralized, government-run health care system — anathema to Romney’s Republican Party.
“Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? Eight percent. You spend eight percent of GDP on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation,” he said Monday at a breakfast fundraiser, according to the New York Times. “We spend 18 percent of our GDP 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 GDP. 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.”
This statement is correct but when did GOP voters want to hear the truth? High health care costs are driving up the budget deficit, pressuring businesses to leave or drop coverage, and threatening our social safety net. All reasons President Obama proposed the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.
The proven way to reduce costs is a more centered approach like every other industrialised nation has except the United States. Since that wouldn’t pass Romney/Obamacare is what emerged. Evidently, Mitt won’t take credit for this plan in Massachussetts, says it is too much when in America , and says it isn’t enough when overseas.
Talk about saying what he thinks people want to hear. This is embarassing.