Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman commented on the day of Monday morning on the future of the public nursing care reform, which has elicited powerful denunciation and criticism from the Treasury and has not been engaged in the Economic Arrangements Law.
Litzman claimed that he motivates raising health tax by half a percent in case to finance the essential additions to the system, while the Treasury is stressed about that a tax increase will be perceived wrongly by the public, and has attempted to postpone it various times.
Litzman depicted the outcomes of a poll indicating public support for raising the tax in exchange for national long-term care policy. “I’ve never given up on long-term care reform. The Governor of the Bank of Israel also supports the proposed policy,” stated Litzman.
The nursing care reform is assumed to go into effect in another 5 five months on the 1stof the January, 2017, with the aim of giving long-term nursing care insurance at no additional price for each and every citizen. Although, in accordance to those close to Litzman, the policy is proceeding too slowly and might not be prepared for execution by the outset of 2017. In reaction, Litzman has threatened to give up the governing coalition, hence bringing down the government, unless the policy is not executed as agreed upon.
Nir Kedar, the Director General of the Ministry of Health, claimed that Israel presently has 200,000 elderly persons under the continual or constant care and that figure is increasing rapidly. “It is significant to remember that Israeli society is getting older. In the year of 2021, the figure of elderly will increase by 20,000 each year. One of the issues is fragmentation: there is no one to take the proposed responsibility for elderly persons.”
In accordance to information from the Association for Civil Rights in the state of Israel, the elderly population has the largest growth amount in the state of Israel. In the year of 1955, the elderly population consisted of 4.8 percent of the overall population, in comparison to 10.4 percent at the end of 2011 year. In accordance to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the elderly section of the population will soon stand at 13.7 percent meaning that over the next 2 decades Israel will experience a primary demographic shift, with an increase in the figure of elderly people.
The percentage of those who are qualified for nursing care advantages increases with the age period, and 53 percent of those aged 85 and up are qualified. 42 percent of the economical burden for long-term care facilities—home care or institutional care—falls on family members, even with the public paying a national health insurance tax each and every month.
MK Itzik Shmuli claimed that in the upcoming state budget, instead of promises, the national long-term care insurance reform won’t enter into the proposed legislation and “the withdrawal of the promise of the Ministry of Health to support the essential budget for long-term care policy is both disappointing. There is no larger requirement in the health system and because of last minute political deals, the most significant reform was left out and thousands of those in requirement will be pay dearly.”
Litzman blamed the government of abandoning its duties to the elderly. “It’s unfortunate that the Israel is denying the elderly that need long-term care policy,” he stated. “Our responsibilities to the next generation need bringing systematic change to the elderly population in the state of Israel. We must put an end to this complicated condition, which makes it complex for those who are in requirement of nursing care and their families.”
The nursing care reform should involve, among other things, doubling the time period of eligibility for nursing care, incentives for clinics to take house calls, and termination of eligibility rights deployed on the income of the elderly person’s kids.
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