Israel has a long-standing commitment to universal health coverage through government and non-governmental organizations. The country’s National Health Insurance System (NHIS) covers all permanent residents, accounting for 98% of its resident population.
Even with its relatively low spending, Israel’s health outcomes have been impressive in terms of preventing deaths, reducing loss of functioning and extending life. This article examines how the Israeli health system is financed.
The NHIS is funded through a combination of general tax revenues as well as income-based tax collected solely for healthcare (health tax). It provides an interesting case for a system that uses pooled funds to provide care that is effectively accessible, integrated, and universal and at a minimal cost.
To know more read the entire article originally published in Dvara Research
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