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The health system: public or private? Re: mainly public, secondary private • “Most of us could not afford private healthcare. Private for investigations, more than this we could not afford” (female, 51, employed) • “Because we live in Romania, people are poor, they do not have the money for private healthcare”

• “Most of us, the citizens of the country, are low income, so public first, compared to private” (female, 64, pensioner) • “Being left wing, I am for social insurance, health insurance, and for assisting the one that does not have 100 euro per day [for private]. So, if you go private, you have to pay any service, from opening the door to surgery. This is not the case in the public system, we paid insurance and I get the minimum [assistance]” • “First of all, every person should have access to healthcare, and than we should have a system that provides coverage, both financially [income wise] and throughout the country” 31

Changing the Future of Healthcare in Europe  
Changing the Future of Healthcare in Europe  

Study led by Fundația Stânga Democratică, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania >>> A Leap Fo...