Knesset panel: National plan needed to make healthcare system equitable
The Knesset Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee called on Tuesday for a national program to narrow gaps in healthcare among various socioeconomic and ethnic groups, adopting a call by voluntary organizations urging equity between Jews and Arabs, rich and poor, recent immigrants and veteran residents.
The health status of most low-income people, Arabs, Ethiopian immigrants and other disadvantaged groups is much lower than that of more established populations, even though the National Health Insurance Law was meant to be equitable.
Health Ministry Director- General Dr. Ronni Gamzu said that the erosion of public health services as private medicine becomes stronger is partly responsible for the widening gaps.
“Equity” between “rich and poor”?
Isn’t that… SOCIALISM!?
I wonder if Glenn Beck will do a show on how Israel is slipping into socialism??