The ICA calls upon the Minister of Finance: "Put an end to the discrimination against cancer patients - potentially life-saving medications are not included in supplementary health coverage".
In a letter dated 31 May 2016, written by Prof. Eliezer Robinson, ICA Chairman, and Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General, and addressed to the Minister of Finance, MK Moshe Kahlon, both called upon the Minister to prevent the discrimination against cancer patients.
The letter indicated that the cost of medications for cancer patients is extremely high, and sometimes compels families to sell their property, fall into distress, and beg for assistance, or, regrettably, forces them to forgo these medications and the hope of a cure.
It is a well-known fact that medications for cancer patients are not included in supplementary health coverage, and the medications basket, which is not updated as required, also poses a significant threat to the capacity to include new and expensive medications in the health basket.
In this detailed letter, the Minister of Finance was requested to intervene regarding this issue and counteract discrimination against cancer patients.
The ICA has yet to receive a response to this letter.
Please click here to read the letter (in Hebrew).