Poll: No mercy for migrants’ health

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December 16, 2010 02:53

 
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Eight out of 10 Israelis are not willing to pay higher health taxes to provide suitable medical care to foreign workers and refugees with no recognized status, according to a study conducted by the Geocartography opinion survey company, which was commissioned for a conference on “Mercy in the Health System” that will be held Thursday in the Knesset. The all-day conference, sponsored by the Ariel University Center, will include speeches by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman, directors of hospitals, Health Ministry and health fund officials, MKs and senior nurses and physicians.

The figure is surprising given the strong empathy shown by Israelis for children of illegal foreign workers and the fact that diseases in migrants that remain untreated could spread to the Israeli population. The lectures will focus on how much mercy for the weak, needy and strangers exists in the country’s health system.

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