We've long documented the utter failure of nationalized "health care" schemes to rein in costs any more efficiently than our previous, market-based system. From Jolly Old to The Great White, failure is, in fact, an option.

And so it goes in the Holy Land, as well:

"The cost per household for supplementary health insurance from one’s public health fund and for commercial (private) health insurance increased significantly – by 8.5 percent – in 2013, compared to only 4% in 2012."

Catch that? Even (especially?) in nationalized systems, "supplemental" coverage is de rigueur . And what does that portend for the Israeli (to name just one) system?

Well:

"This is a likely sign that public insurance coverage is not regarded by citizens as enough and that accessibility to care from the public health funds and hospitals is declining."

No kidding.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]
 
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