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Greeks Spend More on Healthcare Than Any OECD Country

Greeks spend more money on health care compared to citizens of other member countries. This is according to an Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) study. The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) issued a report titled "Health in Greece"...

Minister Presents Electronic EOPYY Health Insurance File

Greek Health Minister Makis Voridis presented an electronic Health Insurance File for each individual patient covered by Greece 's National Organization for the Provision of Healthcare Services (EOPYY), which he said would allow careful control and cross-checking of all...

Guardian: Only the Radical Left Can Save Greece

Guardian journalist Antony Loewenstein continues his travelogue in Athens, Greece and comments on the Greek healthcare system. A recent incident where an unemployed and uninsured patient suffering heart disease was not accepted in the hospital, reflects the tragic situation in...

Financial Crisis' Deadly Effects on Greek Citizens

A study from the University of Cambridge showed that the Greek financial crisis has deadly effects on Greek citizens. The study entitled Health effects of financial crisis: omens of a Greek tragedy was conducted by a team of scientists from...

Tsipras: New Health Bill, Gift to Private Interests

In a statement issued after a meeting with the board of EOPYY, the president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras asked for the immediate withdrawal of the new health care bill, which he considered to be a “gift to private interests.” The...

Patients Financially Support the Hellenic Health Care System

According to the newspaper Eleftherotypia, during the last season, Greek citizens gave 13.8 million euros to hospitals.  Citizens have been paying 5 euros for entering the out-patient clinic and 69 million euros for visiting doctors during the day. However, the...