Monday, September 7, 2009

DEAR JOE LIEBERMAN -what's good for the goose....

"If we create a public option, the public is going to end up paying for it." - Senator Joe Lieberman

Ah how Joe Lieberman loves to send money and support to Israel.  Our government has given Israel $114 Billion dollars since its establishment (See Reference material)  And that doesn't count the dollars sent out of the US by all sorts of individuals and organizations.

But let's look at what kind of healthcare system Israel has...   Wiki says: "Health care in Israel is both universal and compulsory, and 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. "

Dear Joe - lets give Americans the same healthcare arrangements the citizens of Israel enjoy. According to the World Health Organizations rankings Israel has the 28th best health care system in the world, while Amercians have a healthcare system that ranks 37th.  Take a look at the list  - even Costa Rica has a better health care system.  Of course having a system of whatever rank can't help anyone who can't get access to it  - and having access is small comfort to someone who loses their home and everything they have to a collection agency hired by a local hospital......

So Joe Lieberman  - let's hear your reasons it's okay to subsidize Israel but Americans are too expenisve to insure.... Go ahead Joe tell us...