KLAIPEDA - Twenty years ago, Lithuania’s health care reform got off to an audacious start, but with the reform now entering its third decade, it is obvious that it is crippled – public hospitals sink under huge debts and doctors beg for their long overdue salaries. Statistically, Lithuania’s health care system runs the third biggest budget in the country, to be exact, 4 billion litas (1.1 billion euros), thus, by its scope, it comes right after the state budget and the State Social Insurance Fund Board’s (SSFB) budget. However, in reality, the reform’s much-...
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