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Political: June 2‎‏2‏‎, 2012‎

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The High Court of Justice  took the state to task for inadequate government funding of the country’s health maintenance organizations. “The right of the citizens of the State of Israel to health [care], as shaped and enshrined in the state health insurance law, is slowly being emptied of content in light of the systematic erosion of the health maintenance organizations’ budgets,” Justice Salim Joubran stated, ruling on a petition filed by the Clalit and Maccabi HMOs. The HMOs were challenging the mix of components the government has been using to calculate the cost of medical care. They said it did not accurately reflect the cost of hospitalization and, in the process, was eating away at their budgets.

Economy: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report that “there is severe occupancy hardship in public hospitals. Due to the increasing workload on medical stuff in internal wards, there is concern that the treatment given there may be negligent.” According to the report, the average occupancy in the internal wards in 2009 was about 99 percent, and sometimes even reached 150 percent.


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May 17th, 2011 at 7:36 pm