Clearly it doesn't though - taxes are to high - likely due to corruption.
Here we go again. I'm not talking about how high the taxes are, I'm talking about how a combination of taxes and private companies can create healthy competition, while keeping healthcare at a good level and easily accessible.
This is what it looks like:
Under Israel’s health care system, all citizens are entitled to basic medical services. The costs are covered mainly by a national health tax: Wage-earners and self-employed individuals pay 3.1 percent of their monthly salary up to 5,804 shekels (about $1,600), and 5 percent on everything earned beyond that. Women who do not work outside the home are exempt, while students, retirees and others who do not earn a fixed salary are required to pay a small fee of about $25 a month in exchange for coverage. All children are covered free of charge through the army.
In addition, Israelis pay very small co-pays for visits to the doctor and most medicines.
Services are provided through four main health maintenance organizations, known in Israel as kupot holim, which compete for patients. Beyond the basic government-guaranteed services, the HMOs also offer enhanced insurance plans for additional fees.