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This week’s topic is quite serious, as the Spanish government is thinking about changing the Healthcare system and introducing this new alternative called ‘co-pago’. I’ve read something about this change in the paper but still… what’s your opinion on the matter? Are you aware of the change? Do you think it’s a good idea?

How do you think this will affect Spanish people and the Healthcare system?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. esan
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 12:24:58

    Totally agree with it, to a point- making people pay to see the Doctor can only improve an already impressive Health Service. It will also reduce the waiting lists because of the number of people who abuse the system, because it is free.
    How much will they charge here???? In Ireland you can pay up to 70 euros to see your Doctor, and this is the public health service!!!
    I agree with the paying for a service,if it is going to improve said service , but again- How much??

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    • esan
      Sep 23, 2011 @ 12:29:19

      a reply to my own reply- will it affect the Spanish people??? Definitely, there are some who like having things for free, some who are so used to having things the way they are- but times are changing, we need to tighten our belts. If it means paying for a quality service Okay.
      Hopefully the Healthcare system can only get better with the new system.

      Again, how much is okay to pay-realistically speaking

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    • luveustaki
      Sep 23, 2011 @ 14:52:42

      Thanks so much for being a part of this Esan!
      If everyone would pay 1 or 2 euro per visit, even 5 sounds ok… but more is just plain robbery… and I’m talking about people with real needs not hypocondriacs.
      Who goes to the hospital in Ireland with that charge??????

      How much would you say it’s ok to pay ?

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      • esan
        Sep 24, 2011 @ 06:45:20

        In Ireland you pay that money to see your Doctor, then he refers you to the hospital.
        Unemployed and pensioners are free, most people have private health insurance.

        I would say, not less than 10 and no more than 20 euros

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