ISRAEL - Sixth in Healthcare Efficiency

Arno Froese

When it comes to providing patients with efficient treatment, Israel ranks among the world’s best, in sixth place.

Israel was also ranked highest in health care efficiency in the Middle East, second in the region was the United Arab Emirates, which ranked 10th overall, according to Bloomberg’s annual health care-efficiency index.

Topping the index was Hong Kong in first place and Singapore in second.

The United States was not only ranked second lowest on the list for healthcare efficiency, scoring slightly higher than Bulgaria in 56th place, but also scored the second highest in overall absolute cost at $9,536, second only to Switzerland ranking 12th with an absolute cost of $9,818.

While Switzerland enjoys a life expectancy of 82.9 years, the United States’ stands at 78 years. 

-www.jpost.com, 26 September 2018

Arno's commentary

Again, Israel has reached the top ten, actually number six, when it comes to healthcare efficiency. One would think to find them near the bottom of the list. We must remember the pressure from the nations upon Israel. The entire world—without exception—rejects the borders of the Promised Land as declared by the God of Israel. Genesis 15:18: “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.”

Moreover, Israel is in a state of war with several neighbors such as Lebanon, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, where it is divided only by a small sliver of the Red Sea. But there is more: most of the Arab world, except Egypt and Jordan—not to mention the entire Islamic world—rejects Israel’s existence. Yet, as these statistics show, they are living in a rather peaceful world; they act as if they’re already sitting under their “fig tree” and enjoying the blessing of the Lord. In spite of terrorism in the north and in the south, in Judea and Samaria, life expectancy has already risen to 82 years. Quite obviously, more years are to come.

While Israel’s success cannot be denied, we know that the most important thing is still lacking: recognition of the Messiah of Israel, Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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