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The Workers' Health Fund in Eretz Israel: Kupat Holim, 1911-1937 (Rochester Studies in Medical History)

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The first study to research the history of the health funds established by Jewish laborers in Israel.

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The history of Kupat Holim, the health organization of workers in Israel, began at the 2nd Convention of Jewish agricultural workers in Judea in December 1911. Due to the lack of health services within the economic means of the workers, and the refusal of the farmer-employers to extend health services to their employees, the Jewish agricultural workers in Eretz-Israel — at that time, a distant province of the far-flung Ottoman empire — decided to establish a workers' health fund (kupat holim in Hebrew). In the years 1912-15, two funds similar to the ones in Judea were also established in the north and center of the country. In the first years, the health funds did not provide workers with medical assistance on their own. Only in 1913, with the outbreak of the First World War, were the health funds transformed from insuring organizations into ones that provided medical assistance services themselves. With the establishment of the General Federation of Labor (1920), the health funds were amalgamated into a single organization — the Federation's Kupat Holim (1921). The unification of Kupat Holim ultimately determined the organization's future — transforming it from a small, local, temporary body with a few dozen members into a national entity and a key factor in health services in Israel to this day. This volume seeks to describe the growth of Kupat Holim up to the point where it was transformed into a central health organization in Israel; its relationship with its parent-organization, the General Federation of Labor and its rivalry with its competitor in the health field, Hadassah; its evolution from an organization solely for laborers to one open to all; the efforts on the part of Kupat Holim during the British Mandate (1918-1948) to bring about legislation for a compulsory health insurance law; and the formulation of the basic principle that underlie the work of Kupit Holim to this day--the principle of national and social responsibility for the provision of equal health services to all.

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1stbizneslady, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by 1stbizneslady)
This scholarly work captures the feeling as well as the detail of a formative period in the development of pre-State Israel focusing on the creation of the health funds (Kupat Holim). Shvarts' command of the history of the period allows her to place events into 4D context, rather than just in a single line. The book gives insight and understanding into the social philosophy of today's Kupat Holim - fragmented into separate (competing) organizations, but offering basically equal services to all citizens.
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ISBN:
9781580461221
Author:
Shvarts, Shifra
Publisher:
University of Rochester Press
Location:
Rochester, N.Y.
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Health Services
Subject:
Federal aid to health facilities.
Subject:
Financing, Government.
Subject:
Medicine - Israel - History
Subject:
Medical care - Israel - History
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Rochester Studies in Medical History
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
10.94x6.82x1.14 in. 1.62 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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"Synopsis" by , The history of Kupat Holim, the health organization of workers in Israel, began at the 2nd Convention of Jewish agricultural workers in Judea in December 1911. Due to the lack of health services within the economic means of the workers, and the refusal of the farmer-employers to extend health services to their employees, the Jewish agricultural workers in Eretz-Israel — at that time, a distant province of the far-flung Ottoman empire — decided to establish a workers' health fund (kupat holim in Hebrew). In the years 1912-15, two funds similar to the ones in Judea were also established in the north and center of the country. In the first years, the health funds did not provide workers with medical assistance on their own. Only in 1913, with the outbreak of the First World War, were the health funds transformed from insuring organizations into ones that provided medical assistance services themselves. With the establishment of the General Federation of Labor (1920), the health funds were amalgamated into a single organization — the Federation's Kupat Holim (1921). The unification of Kupat Holim ultimately determined the organization's future — transforming it from a small, local, temporary body with a few dozen members into a national entity and a key factor in health services in Israel to this day. This volume seeks to describe the growth of Kupat Holim up to the point where it was transformed into a central health organization in Israel; its relationship with its parent-organization, the General Federation of Labor and its rivalry with its competitor in the health field, Hadassah; its evolution from an organization solely for laborers to one open to all; the efforts on the part of Kupat Holim during the British Mandate (1918-1948) to bring about legislation for a compulsory health insurance law; and the formulation of the basic principle that underlie the work of Kupit Holim to this day--the principle of national and social responsibility for the provision of equal health services to all.
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