Sunday, December 31, at the government meeting approved the extension of free (or nearly free) dental treatment to children. Now this program applies to adolescents under the age of 16 years.
Thus, even minor 140.000 citizens of Israel had the opportunity to treat teeth free of charge or with substantial discounts.
Are currently entitled to free dental treatment are 2.4 million children.
Note that in early 2017, the reform was extended to children from 14 to 15 years.
On the website of the Ministry of health says that in the next two years, the reform will cover all Israeli children under the age of 18 years.
Note that in July 2010 in Israel came into force the reform proposed by the Deputy Minister of health Yaakov Litzman, which gave the opportunity to all children up to eight years for free or with minimal financial participation of the parents to treat teeth. Every year in the category of beneficiaries includes new age group.