Financing the Israeli Healthcare System 1995-2005
Author: Dov Chernichovsky
December 03, 2007
The National Health Insurance Law which was passed in 1995, was based on principles of justice, equality and mutual aid. These principles were implemented through the universal right to an accessible basket of services financed through public funding.
This paper examines what has happened in practice to the system over the years with emphasis on how these changes have influenced poverty and the regressive nature of increased private funding replacing public funding of healthcare.
This publication is in Hebrew only.