David Chinitz; Israel’s Health Policy Breakthrough: The Politics of Reform and the Reform of Politics. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 August 1995; 20 (4): 909–932. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-20-4-909
After decades of attempts, Israel has enacted a national health insurance law and begun to substantially change its health care system. I explore the conditions that enabled final passage of the law in light of theories of nonincremental change in pluralist policy systems. I also discuss the implications of this policy breakthrough for links between policy subsystems, leadership, and the establishment of a new policy equilibrium.