Does Romney Know What He Is Saying?

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Health CareLeave a Comment

Here's Romney at a fundraiser in Jerusalem on Monday:

Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent. 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….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.


Mitt, perhaps you should know that Israel has a universal health care system.  Not the individual mandate thing that Obama has proposed here, but the full-blown lefty dream of free, universal healthcare funded through the tax system that Obama wouldn't even go near.