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Awash in oil wealth, Venezuela suffers healthcare crisis
boston.com ^ | April 9, 2008 | Chris Kraul

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: caracas; chavez; healthcare; latinamerica; obama; venezuela
"It's not that before Chávez things were great," Gonzalez said. "It's that things have deteriorated."

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.

1 posted on 06/25/2008 8:45:03 PM PDT by OKIEDOC
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To: OKIEDOC

gosh,

isn’t that a shame!

i’m really upsetted.

/s


2 posted on 06/25/2008 8:46:51 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: ken21
The airhead followers of Obama need to read and take in stories like this.

I spent 5 years in a similar volunteer situation down in South America and free health care does not work.

3 posted on 06/25/2008 8:49:57 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: OKIEDOC

**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.


4 posted on 06/25/2008 8:55:55 PM PDT by max americana
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To: OKIEDOC

Hey Mathilda....Shadenfreude!


5 posted on 06/25/2008 8:59:42 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Drill drill drill for oil offshore and on land merrily merrily merrily merrily environuts be damned)
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To: OKIEDOC

Ain’t socialized medicine grand.


6 posted on 06/25/2008 9:04:08 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: OKIEDOC

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.


7 posted on 06/25/2008 9:05:32 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: max americana
After I got discharged from the military I went to Canada for several months.

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.

8 posted on 06/25/2008 9:17:21 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: OKIEDOC

Even the Cuban Doctors wont work there.

The best Venuzelan Doctors have fled to Miami


9 posted on 06/25/2008 9:18:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
It's fun to see new foreign residents come in for their PGY 1 year and the metamorphosis from my country is great to I'm not going back.
10 posted on 06/25/2008 9:23:17 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: OKIEDOC

If only the people would see the truth!


11 posted on 06/25/2008 9:24:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: OKIEDOC

I’m going to go to China for the first time in the coming year. How bad is it going to be?


12 posted on 06/25/2008 9:25:31 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
I haven't been to China but have traveled and worked in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and have really enjoyed myself and the people were absolutely great.

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.

13 posted on 06/25/2008 9:35:36 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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“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.


14 posted on 06/26/2008 6:40:48 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: -YYZ-

British Colombia 1973


15 posted on 06/26/2008 7:24:01 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: long hard slogger; FormerACLUmember; Harrius Magnus; hocndoc; parousia; Hydroshock; skippermd; ...
Socialized Medicine aka Universal Health Care PING LIST

FReepmail me if you want to be added to or removed from this ping list.


16 posted on 06/26/2008 1:54:28 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: socialismisinsidious
Wow, this is the kind of thing that you don't see very often: A story on the Boston Globe web site (owned by the New York Times), taken from the Los Angeles Times, admitting that things are far from rosy in the statist health care system run by Comrade Hugo Chavez!
17 posted on 06/27/2008 2:15:34 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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