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The need for a national policy to mitigate health inequity has been recognized in scientific research and policy papers around the world. Despite the moral duty and the social, medical, and economic logic behind this goal, much difficulty surfaces in implementing national policies that propose to attain it. This is mainly due to an implementation gap that(More)
Acknowledgments We would like to thank Pam Horowitz, Tzviya Atias-Juravel and Nir Kaidar for their assistance with the preparation and design of the publication. Appendix D: Examples of policy tools and decisions that the Israeli governemt and/or the MOH have taken in 2011 and 2012 with implications for reducing health inequalities and promoting(More)
Background: Can the entry of a policy entrepreneur challenge the equilibrium of a policy network and promote changes that might clash with the goals of powerful civil-servants and/or interest groups and, if so, why and how? Our goal is to examine two sides of the same coin: how does an in-depth analysis of Israel's dental care reform enrich our(More)
BACKGROUND The growth of the private health insurance sector in Western countries, which is characterized by information deficiencies and limited competition, necessitates the implementation of effective regulatory tools. One measure which is widely used is the medical loss ratio (MLR). Our objective was to analyze how MLR is applied as a regulatory measure(More)
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