Med­i­cal bills.

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The Athens Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion said yesterday that it is op­posed to the gov­ern­ment’s pro­posal to make all pa­tients pay for their vis­its to doc­tors by credit or debit card in a bid to en­sure that all earn­ings are recorded. “The mea­sure will not con­trib­ute to the ef­fort to tackle tax eva­sion as it re­lates to the pro­vi­sion of a ser­vice, not a prod­uct, and can­not be mon­i­tored in this way,” the doc­tors said in their state­ment. They added that the mea­sure would add to doc­tors’ costs as they would be forced to buy credit card ma­chines and pay a com­mis­sion to their bank. They also pointed out that a num­ber of el­derly pa­tients are not fa­mil­iar with how to use credit cards.

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