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Ensuring medical cover

06/09/2013

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Greece launches a voucher scheme for citizens without medical insurance

With ESF support, Greece is providing free health care to 200 000 people without health insurance. A new health voucher programme is kicking off in September for people, often unemployed, who lost their health cover along with their jobs and for those who earn low wages.

The health vouchers give access to primary medical services and the aim is to ensure people’s well-being as a means of boosting their economic contribution and helping reintegrate them back into work.