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By Rosemary Hoyt

We can do better

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

While touring Israel in July, Mitt Romney praised the Israeli healthcare system, a national system that covers everyone in the country. Romney spoke highly of the system’s low costs and excellent results, but has since tried to backpedal.

Israel spends eight percent of their GDP on healthcare, while we spend 18 percent, yet Israel’s life expectancy, according to the CIA website, is 18th in the world. The US is way down the list at number 50! Israel also has more doctors per capita, and their system commands strong approval from its citizens. We spend the most per capita in the world but the only ones happy with our present system are the insurance companies.

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