The truth about healthcare in Cuba. Healthcare apartheid. [viewer discretion advised]

October 2, 2010 § Leave a comment


Read more about free healthcare in Cuba here>> http://therealcuba.com/Page10.htm

Castro will see you now. Roman Genn

Source: nationalreview.com by JAY NORDLINGER

SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL
To be sure, there is excellent health care on Cuba — just not for ordinary Cubans. Dr. Jaime Suchlicki of the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies explains that there is not just one system, or even two: There are three. The first is for foreigners who come to Cuba specifically for medical care. This is known as “medical tourism.” The tourists pay in hard currency, which provides oxygen to the regime. And the facilities in which they are treated are First World: clean, well supplied, state-of-the-art.
The foreigners-only facilities do a big business in what you might call vanity treatments: Botox, liposuction, and breast implants. Remember, too, that there are many separate, or segregated, facilities on Cuba. People speak of “tourism apartheid.” For example, there are separate hotels, separate beaches, separate restaurants — separate everything. As you can well imagine, this causes widespread resentment in the general population.
The second health-care system is for Cuban elites — the Party, the military, official artists and writers, and so on. In the Soviet Union, these people were called the “nomenklatura.” And their system, like the one for medical tourists, is top-notch.
Then there is the real Cuban system, the one that ordinary people must use — and it is wretched. Testimony and documentation on the subject are vast. Hospitals and clinics are crumbling. Conditions are so unsanitary, patients may be better off at home, whatever home is. If they do have to go to the hospital, they must bring their own bedsheets, soap, towels, food, light bulbs — even toilet paper. And basic medications are scarce. In Sicko, even sophisticated medications are plentiful and cheap. In the real Cuba, finding an aspirin can be a chore. And an antibiotic will fetch a fortune on the black market.
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“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.
But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every
fragment of the socialist program, until one day America
will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…
I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party.
The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”
Norman Mattoon Thomas
Six times Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

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Please read A Letter To the USA written by Leon Weinstein. Leon was born in St Petersburg, Russia in 1949. In 1974 he immigrated to Israel and in 1986 to the United States.

Cuba B.C.

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