Healthcare in Israel for Overseas Readers: Report no. 4: Primary Care in Israel: Accomplishments and Challenges

By Bruce Rosen, Keith Kanel

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2011

Israel's healthcare system may have significant relevance and important lessons to lend to healthcare reform efforts in the United States and elsewhere. In 1995, Israel achieved a significant redesign of its healthcare system. Through the adoption of a National Health Insurance Law, Israel created an overall framework for its healthcare system, provided universal coverage and delineated a basic benefits package to which all citizens and permanent residents are entitled. Fifteen years later, with government-financed insurance coverage provided through four competing health plans, Israel's per capita costs are less than half of those of the United States and its health outcomes are good.

Topic: Affordability, Medical Care, Health and Healing, Government, Cost

Name of Publication: Healthcare in Israel for Overseas Readers

Volume/Issue: No.4

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Rosen, Bruce. Kanel, Keith. Healthcare in Israel for Overseas Readers: Report no. 4: Primary Care in Israel: Accomplishments and Challenges. Healthcare in Israel for Overseas Readers. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13517


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