Israel's healthcare system may have significant relevance and important lessons to lend to healthcare reform efforts in the United States and elsewhere. In 1995, Israel achieved a significant redesign of its healthcare system. Through the adoption of a National Health Insurance Law, Israel created an overall framework for its healthcare system, provided universal coverage and delineated a basic benefits package to which all citizens and permanent residents are entitled. Fifteen years later, with government-financed insurance coverage provided through four competing health plans, Israel's per capita costs are less than half of those of the United States and its health outcomes are good.
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Rosen, Bruce. Kanel, Keith. Healthcare in Israel for Overseas Readers: Report no. 5: How Health Plans in Israel Manage the Care Provided by their Physicians. Healthcare in Israel for Overseas Readers. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2011: