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Emmanuele Pavolini

Austerity: Compromising Universalism in Healthcare?

by Ana Guillén, Emmanuele Pavolini and Maria Petmesidou

Any changes in the scope of collectively provided services and the conditions establishing entitlement to them can significantly alter the contours of universalism and the underlying pattern of solidarity. Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece have had universal healthcare systems in place since the late 1970s-early 1980s. But the latter two countries stand out for their “incomplete” universalism, as a mixed type of care sustaining...

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