israeli health care

The Israeli health care system is a universal and compulsory health service for Israeli citizens and residents. 

Israelis sign up to health care providers, such as Clalit or Maccabi, which provide a variety of medical services for a nominal fee. 

Israel also allows for private health care concurrent to socialized medicine.

The Israel health care system proved instrumental in combatting the 2019 coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 and beyond: Health minister Horowitz’s top five challenges

MK Nitzan Horowitz is inheriting a ministry that suffered through a nearly year-and-a-half battle against a global pandemic.

Celebrities join the Israel Health Ministry to campaign for wearing masks

Appearing in advertisements for the Health Ministry, these videos have quickly gone viral in a mere number of days.


Israeli pharmacist suspected of replacing medicine with baking soda

Once it was discovered that the pharmacist had been emptying capsules and replacing their contents, the health fund decided to report the pharmacist to the Health Ministry.

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Hillel's Tech Corner: Bringing blood diagnostics home

COVID-19 has served as an accelerator for the adoption of healthcare improvements left on the sidelines for years.

A paramedic wearing a protective suit stands near a special polling station set up by Israel's elect

Coronavirus response: Better safe than sorry or strikingly strict?

While "better safe than sorry" has been the guiding principle for public health authorities, some have questioned the restrictions which are almost unparalleled in severity.

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman arrives for a situation assessment meeting regarding the nove

Health Ministry: essential services should plan for coronavirus disruption

The Ministry released new guidelines on Friday morning, including advising employers to limit the travel of their employees

Israeli healthcare expenditure rises, remains below OECD average

While current national healthcare expenditure as a share of GDP is lower than average spend in OECD countries, Israel's expenditure was higher than 10 other OECD nations.

Israel Nurses Union chairwoman Ilana Cohen with Health Ministry director-general Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov

Nurses strike ends, sides to return to negotiating table

The Health Ministry applied for the court injunction early on Wednesday morning to force the end of strike action.


Study: Increasing number of hospital beds won't solve overcrowding

"Conversations with physicians have revealed that they feel additional hospital beds will not significantly change the situation, and that what needs to change are hospitalization procedures."

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