This is absolutely a must read to understand the Greek protests, and indeed the economic crisis.
Pay particular attention to this quote from the article:
“A doctor talking on Al Jazeera yesterday explained how even GPs and nurses have become so desperate
that they ask people for money under the table in order to treat them, in what are meant to be free state hospitals.
Those who cannot afford to do this, go away to live with their ailment, or die from it.
The Hippocratic oath violated out of despair, at the place of its inception.”
No bribes, but much the same result here.