Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In Focus: Health Care in Israel


Health care in Israel is universal. Participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory.

Health care coverage is administered by a small number of organizations, with funding from the government. All Israeli citizens are entitled to the same Uniform Benefits Package, regardless of which organization they are a member of, and treatment under this package is funded for all citizens regardless of their financial means.

Health care in Israel is generally of high-quality and is delivered in an efficient and effective manner. Partly as a result of this, Israelis enjoy the fourth-longest life expectancy in the world--82 years.