Skip to comments.Awash in oil wealth, Venezuela suffers healthcare crisis
Posted on 06/25/2008 8:44:13 PM PDT by OKIEDOC
CARACAS - Grimacing from contractions, expectant mother Castuca Marino had more on her mind than birth pangs.
She was nervous about whether she and her newborn child would make it out of the hospital alive. Interviewed as she stood in the emergency room of Concepción Palacios Maternity Hospital here last week, Marino had heard news reports of six infant deaths there over the course of a 24-hour period late in March.
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The citizens of the US better wake up and quick.
Public free healthcare dosen't work and will not/never/nada work in America.
Sounds good to those economically strapped but doctors, nurses and hospital administration will not work for nothing.
I guess Obama plans on bringing in thousands of Cuban doctors to man our new healcare system.
Doctors now making less than 200 a month are driving taxis to make a living in Havana.
BTW, doctors who I have had contact with from Cuba say they have another purpose besides saving lives and that is to spread the word about the greatness of Communist Cuba.
isn’t that a shame!
i’m really upsetted.
I spent 5 years in a similar volunteer situation down in South America and free health care does not work.
**I spent 5 years in a similar volunteer situation down in South America and free health care does not work.**
Grew up in Canada...yet my former countrymen can’t still seem to grasp the reality of a 3 month wait for simple MRI.
Of course, like clockwork they ALWAYS blame Americans.
Ain’t socialized medicine grand.
Well we could be awash in oil but our government wont have let us have it. And no it wont take 10 years to get it out of the ground. It is going to be 20 to 30 years until alternatives are viable for everyone. Oh I forgot, we can always eat cake.
Great people and excellent friends.
Learned to drink red beer and stay on my side of the line in the bars.
Are the boys and girls still separated by the line and two entrances?
As for the health care crap of the Messiah, people always want something for nothing as long as you and I have to pay.
However, it isn't as much fun when the tax man cometh for all.
Even the Cuban Doctors wont work there.
The best Venuzelan Doctors have fled to Miami
If only the people would see the truth!
I’m going to go to China for the first time in the coming year. How bad is it going to be?
The Chinese I met while in Panama were not very nice to Americans or else I just met about 100 or so that were real jerks.
It always made me sad to see all those huge colonnaded homes the American military built on the Canal Zone bases occupied by the Chinese.
I absolutely despise Jimmy Carter for his stupidity.
“Learned to drink red beer and stay on my side of the line in the bars.
Are the boys and girls still separated by the line and two entrances?”
When were you in Canada? Sometime in the 1960s, maybe? Because it hasn’t been like that in my memory, although I remember my father talking about the restrictive rules in bars in Halifax when he was a young man in the navy.
British Colombia 1973
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