Tsipras: New Health Bill, Gift to Private Interests

tsiprasIn a statement issued after a meeting with the board of EOPYY, the president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras asked for the immediate withdrawal of the new health care bill, which he considered to be a “gift to private interests.”

The president of the Greek major opposition party talked about a “time bomb,” referring to the fact that in Greece there are about three million uninsured citizens with no access to primary health care, who will be joined by thousands more, if the planned closure of public health care system EOPYY is put through. If the government, however, doesn’t change its mind and brings the bill to a vote, the MP’s must then think twice before casting their vote, said Tsipras, implying clearly that the MP’s of the coalition government should vote down the bill.

The opposition leader noted that this bill comes as an order by the Troika and added that its provisions are in absolute contrast to the needs of the Greek society, which demands an upgraded public health care system.

Tsipras expressed his support to the doctors of EOPYY, underlining that this is a struggle for survival, while also being a fight for the existence of a Greek public health care system.

On behalf of the Board of EOPYY, its president Panagiotis Psycharis mentioned that the upcoming passage of the bill will sink the public health care system even more and expressed fears that doctor layoffs are imminent in Greece. Psycharis also thanked the SYRIZA leader for his support.


  1. TIME TO VOTE THESE ROTTING POLITICIANS OUT & put them in jail for Life for “High Treason” against Greece !

    In Greece today we have 2 “Criminal Gangs” from PASOK and New Democracy Parties running a government of Thieves, Liars & Crooks who created all these problems today.

    It was PASOK & ND Parties who created all the financial problems in Greece
    by their corrupt rule and mismanagement– (Akis Tzahadzopolous and Yiannos
    Papantoniou are ex-MPs from PASOK who are an example of their horrific

    1.) Why isn’t PASOK’s MP Venizelos in jail for hiding the Legarde List 2 years
    in his home? And what about Venizelos’ controversial submarine bribery deal, he
    signed in 2010?

    2.) Why isn’t PASOK’s Finance MP Papconstantiou in jail for removing his
    relative’s names on the List?

    3.) What about PASOK & ND Parties still owing 250 million Euros to the
    Banks in phony loans they have not paid back a penny yet?

    4.) What about Health Minister Georgiades who got caught cheating on his taxes
    the other day and was let off with a minor fine of 1200 Euros. Whys is he still
    a Minister and not fired??

    5.) Why aren’t Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his sister Dora in jail after taking
    BRIBES from Seimens?

    It seems to me the Gov’t and Press here is using ANYTHING to take attention away from the Massive Crimes these two corrupt Parties have committed as well as Treason against the whole Greek nation after 39 years of corrupt rule– They MUST ALL BE IMPEACHED and JAILED for high crimes and TREASON against the Greek People and State!

  2. We would you treasonous but you would first need to be Greek. Given you repeatedly keep calling for violence against Greeks and hostile towards the Greek church it seems unlikely you are Greek. You are just some ultra nationalist foriegn fanatic that comes here and pawns yourself of as Greek.

  3. Yet another id worldfixer. Tell it to the fish stupid enough to believe you are Greek

  4. I know you are not Greek. You are proud anti-greek terrorist. You aren’t an estimo. You are a disgusting lying ultra nationalist fascist with roots from the region that keep generating personas here. Can you tell us where you are from without lying for once or are you too much of a coward to say?

  5. Boy I would hate to be so bitter and angry as you. I am CANADIAN with NO Greek roots. Fascist? You are nuts. I live in Canada which is VERY diverse and we prosper from it. Greeks like you make the crisis worse by supporting your corrupt leaders.

  6. I have to see a doctor tomorrow. I can go to my family physician or a walk-in clinic, both free, no bribes, well paid relatively happy doctor with all the supplies and equipment he needs purchased without kickbacks.

  7. In other words., you are an evasive lying fascist coward that doesn’t want to say where your actual ethnic roots are from. No worries. The ones that aren’t brain dead on this website already have a good idea. How is the weather this time of year in your homeland of Vardar Yugoslavia?

  8. Sometimes the doctor may be a Muslin woman with a head scarf or a Sikh man with a turban but we treat each other with respect and are so grateful we live in Canada and can both prosper.

  9. Sure you treat people with respect Skopian. We can see that here with your conscious lying and racist rants against greeks.

  10. It is very cold and snowy in Toronto. My parents immigrated from Italy. They have prospered as have Greek immigrants because we live in a far less corrupt country.

  11. Yes. And I am Chinese.

    Tell it to the idiots that are stupid enough to belive some one unconnected to the region randomly showed up on Greek Reporter to rant about Greeks.

  12. Is the doctor you are going to a mental health one? I certainly hope so. Only some one very sick would do what you are doing.

  13. You insult Macedonians and you call me Racist? There are many in Canada and again they have all they could want. You are proud of Greek weather? That is so funny. Is that all you have to be grateful for? We have all the natural gas we want to heat our big homes.

  14. Surprise surprise the so-called “Canadian” that randomly showed up to rant about Greeks calls the former Yugoslavians “Macedonians!!!

    You are so transparent Skopian fraud.

  15. Honestly, don’t know as much about the region. Randomly? Have you ever heard of searching news on Google. I came across this site and it has been fun to rile up stupid people that make your crisis worse by making stupid statements about conspiracies and how bad the Germans are who saved your country from a much worse fate.

  16. Right. Greek Reporter comes up high on google. And If you dont’ know much about the region than how can you can comment on Greeks?

    Keep shoveling the BS to anyone stupid enough to believe you.

  17. Having vision problems? I never said you had Greek roots Einstein. I specifically said you were a non-Greek. (which was obvious by your ongoing facist rants against Greeks).

    You talk about “diversity” as a form of political propaganda. You couldn’t give a damn about it. You are a liar that hides your real ethnic roots to attempt to pawn yourself off as an objective third party.

    I dont’ support corruption. You are the one supporting corruption as you yourself are conscious corrupt liar.