Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz received his requested boost of two billion shekels ($621 million) for the Health Ministry budget, amounting to a total of 45 billion shekels ($13.9 billion) next year.
The budget increase will not bring Israel’s health system in line with that of the OECD countries. “The cost per capita for health in Israel in 2020 was $3,260, compared to an average $4,540 in the OECD,” Bin Nun said. “ It’s true that in the past year there was an increase in public spending on health, but like everywhere in the world, it was to cope with the coronavirus.”
However, the increased budget exhibits political will for better healthcare in Israel.
[1 Israeli New Shekel INS= 0.3 United States Dollars USD]
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