Scandinavia and the World

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Everything is relative 12 12, 2:44pm

Don't leave out the best part: they had hoped that this 10€ fee would discourage unnecessary doctor's visits but the numbers did not even stay the same as you said: they increased! Because people now felt that after having paid for it already might as well get their money's worth and go a few more times that quarter.

I remember that time well myself - waiting rooms full of retired grandmas for whom the doctor's place was simply their meetup place with their similarily retired friends where they'd sit and chitchat (including some weird dick-measuring contest about whose health is the worst). They weren't even ashamed that the other patients clearly heard that they had no actual issues (or at least nothing acute that a doctor's visit could do anything about) from their conversations, they just wanted to hang out once or twice a week.