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On Sunday morning, during the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, in the presence of the media, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the cabinet has approved a significant increase in the nation’s healthcare basket.
“Today we will pass a decision that will add medicines worth approximately NIS 500 million to the health basket. The health system is among the best in the world. We invest 7.5% of GDP and receive a quality of life that is among the highest in the world and an incidence of diseases that is among the lowest in the world. The health of the citizens of Israel is important to the government. It is important to the budget that we will submit soon, along with the Finance Minister. Of course, we added new life-saving medicines to the basket of medicines. I am pleased that we have also met the needs of our precious children who are ill with spinal muscular atrophy”.
PM Netanyahu in capacity as Health Minister submitting increases in state healthcare basket.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Details, please. What do these “benefits” mean for us? Can I actually go to a pharmacy now & they will tell me after 4 years my medicine is now being produced again?