Skip to comments.Austerity brings Greece's healthcare system to its knees
Posted on 06/22/2012 10:33:42 AM PDT by Beave Meister
(CBS News) ATHENS - Greece is broke, and it agreed to big cuts in government spending in return for a bailout by other European countries. However, because that austerity deal was so hated by Greeks, the government fell. The country will vote for a new parliament Sunday.
The question is: Will a new government abandon the bailout agreement, undermining the euro currency and the European Union? Why would Greeks risk that?
Dr. Chris Rokkas is a top cardiologist at Attikon hospital, but these days the U.S.-trained surgeon rarely sets foot in an operating room, which is bad news for Georgia Scambi, who needs surgery urgently.
"She is in serious risk for developing a fatal heart attack at this point," Dr. Rokkas said.
If he were in a hospital in America, Dr. Rokkas would have operated within 24 hours. One week later, however, he's still waiting for the right equipment.
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Think how bad the Greek healthcare system would be if they had to give free healthcare to 30 million illegal aliens.....
Actually, it’s Greece’s Socialist Policies over decades,
that has brought Greece to where it is today.
A place the once great state of CA will soon find itself.
It’s all the damned German’s fault. They are refusing to work harder to have more of their money stolen and given to the other EU communists who want to retire in their 50’s while others pay their way.
Unfortunately for us in the USA the Fed will be part of the bailout. Seems the Federal Reserve needs some crippling demonstrations to prevent them from doing business. Maybe the OWS could be educated on one of the real bad guys, the FED. Nah, they are not bright enough.
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