if this is the routine way medicine is practiced in Israel, then no one should be surprised. The only surprise should be that the MOH isn't aware of it and isn't doing anything to fix it. If, as the article notes, anyone who goes to a major hospital is guided to go private, then everyone should be well aware of the practice. If people who need urgent care are forced to take private care, then there is a real failure of the system. The system is a failure. The providers clearly have found a way around the system aat the expense of the people who are supposed to be protected.
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from the article: In Israel, black market medicine has not yet disappeared