Yair Lapid's new budget would make staying well a pricey proposition
Medical professionals and patients' rights groups are girding for battle over the treasury's proposal to make Israelis pay more for doctor and emergency room visits, medical equipment and supplemental health insurance coverage.
The treasury’s efforts to rein in the deficit will not spare the health system, and the public will probably have to pay more for doctor and emergency room visits and medical equipment, according to a draft budget being discussed Tuesday. If it passes, Israelis may also suffer reductions in their supplemental health insurance coverage, and will not see any new drugs or technologies added to the state-subsidized...
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