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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 8 months ago

Is israel socialist because they have universal healthcare?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No. Israel is like the Scandinavian countries in that it uses a Capitalist economic system but has a few relatively generous social programs. That said Israelis do have to pay toward their medical care. It's not like it's totally free.

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  • BMCR
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No.

    Canada also has healthcare and it is not socialist either.

    Having one thing that is "socialized" does not mean the general makeup of government is "socialist".

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  • 8 months ago

    Well, technically not, since it is USA taxpayers who pay for it, not Israelis citizens.

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    • BMCR
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      8 months agoReport

      And do you have evidence that American taxpayers pay for Israeli healthcare?

      You do know Israeli citizens pay taxes to their own government, right?

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Having universal healthcare doesn't make a country "socialist". MOST advanced, industrial nations have universal healthcare.

    Sometimes such countries are called "soft socialist," meaning that they combine a capitalist or largely-capitalist economy with good benefits for citizens. Even in the United States we have soft-socialist programs, such as Medicare and Social Security.

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  • 8 months ago

    You need to look up the meaning of socialism. It is NOT benefits from the government. It's government ownership and control of the means of productions and distribution of goods and services.

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  • 8 months ago

    While most socialists would support national/universal healthcare, that does not itself make socialism anywhere.

    Socialism is concerned with the relationship between the workers and the productive means (factories, equipment, office buildings, corporate computing systems, etc.), not 'tax and spend'.

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