Do you live in Italy? Maybe you’re looking at the healthcare system in Italy wondering why your country doesn’t have one just like it. Healthcare is always one of the most important political discussions, and it’s one of the most important aspects of life in general. People want to stay healthy and live as long as possible. They are out there working hard, and they want to enjoy retirement in good health.

Not only do they want to be well cared for, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for health insurance. Many countries could learn a few things from Italy, with the country having been at the top of the healthcare industry worldwide for years. There are other countries sharing the recognition up there at the top, but Italy is definitely one of them.

I was writing a piece earlier about healthcare in Italy, and the life expectancy for the country’s citizens jumped out at me. Not only was it higher than the average, but can you believe that they beat most other countries by two whole years? I don’t know about you, but I could use two more years added on to my life thanks to a good healthcare system. The only thing is, my country’s healthcare system is so flawed the politicians don’t know what to do.

America is a rich country, but healthcare is a major problem. When you have countries like Italy leading the pack, it makes you want to look at your neighbor and learn something. I’m not sure we’ve learned anything, however, because Obamacare doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. It would take years and years of new healthcare laws I’m sure for us to get anywhere close to what Italy has for its citizens.