Marty Makary

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Greece’s bloated pension program is often cited as a primary cause of its crushing national debt, but its government-run health care system has been a significant and under-recognized contributor to the country’s crisis. The sad and appalling tale of how this came about has important lessons for other countries, especially the United States.

Under a spate of new programs between 2000 and 2007 Greece’s health care spending soared, reaching nearly 10 percent of gross domestic product — high by European standards — in the year before the financial crisis hit. This spending spree, coupled with a lack of accountability, fostered an epidemic of excessive medical care following a frenzy of hospital construction and hiring that began in the 1980s.…  Seguir leyendo »