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Austerity left Greece in crisis over health care

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Doctors of the World clinic in central Athens. Originally set up to serve asylum seekers and migrants, the clinic serves about 150 people per day. But in recent years administrators say almost 40 percent of patients have been Greek citizens.
Doctors of the World clinic in central Athens. Originally set up to serve asylum seekers and migrants, the clinic serves about 150 people per day. But in recent years administrators say almost 40 percent of patients have been Greek citizens. Jacob Resneck/RFI
By: Jacob Resneck
4 min

In Greece, six years of imposed austerity by European creditors has left the country in a state of crisis over health care. It has also radicalized many voters who now support left-wing parties whose core demand is debt forgiveness - and pollsters predict they could very well win Sunday’s general election. Correspondent Jacob Resneck visited a Athens health care clinic to find out why.

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