Word of the Day Sharap: Paying Extra for Better Medical Care

An acronym standing for 'private medical services' is a polarizing issue in Israeli politics, though its derivation is quite straightforward.

Medical acronyms don’t often make the headlines, but when a committee led by Health Minister Yael German recommended last week that public hospitals be barred from providing private health care, the local news abounded with the Hebrew acronym for the term meaning “private medical services”: not PMS, but sharap, which stands for

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