State Funding for Health Care Funding to Rise This Year, but What About 2014?

An additional sum of NIS 300 million has been pumped into this year's list of state-subsidized medical treatments, but massive cuts in government spending are anticipated next year.

The annual approval of additions to the list of state-subsidized medical treatments, which was finalized last week and took effect on January 1, went relatively smoothly this year, considering the demonstrations and public controversies that erupted in prior years over the choices made by the panel that draws up the list.