Seven reasons why it will not in the US.
As Israeli citizens, Marcia and I enjoy Universal Healthcare here. It works well and it is not expensive. Prescription drugs are also much less costly than in the US too. Many in the US point to Israel (especially after Romney’s visit) and to Europe and Canada and conclude, “If it works there, it will work here.“ Since so many Canadians and Europeans (and even Saudis and Turks and Egyptians…) of means come to the US for important surgery, it’s not that clear that Universal Healthcare really “works” in Europe and Canada.
But this post discusses why the Israeli system’s success will not translate well to America.