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  4/2/2012, Nisan 10, 5772

New Nursing Home Bids to Provide Life with Dignity

Chairman Moshe Gafni of the Knesset Finance Committee announced, Monday, that following a long struggle, tariffs in competitive bidding for state nursing home contracts will give the bidders the ability to provide the elderly infirm "life with dignity".

Addressing the committee, he recalled the Supreme Court's position that the rates established five years ago did not allow such quality of life because nursing home operators had to lower the level of service. He added that the committee agreed and, after years of insisting on lower tariffs, the Treasury has come around to agree on raising the rates, reflecting a welcome end to the struggle.