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Cuba campaign takes on 'free' health care
Associated Press ^ | August. 25, 2012 | PETER ORSI

Posted on 08/25/2012 11:50:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba's system of free medical care, long considered a birthright by its citizens and trumpeted as one of the communist government's great successes, is not immune to cutbacks under Raul Castro's drive for efficiency.

The health sector has already endured millions of dollars in budget cuts and tens of thousands of layoffs, and it became clear this month that Castro is looking for more ways to save when the newspaper voice of the Communist Party, Granma, published daily details for two weeks on how much the government spends on everything from anesthetics and acupuncture to orthodontics and organ transplants.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; cuba; healthcare

1 posted on 08/25/2012 11:50:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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2 posted on 08/25/2012 11:55:24 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. Michael Moore...Please pick up the nearest courtesy phone?? You need to redo your MOVIE about how great Cuban HEALTH CARE is...


3 posted on 08/25/2012 12:32:51 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Photos from Cuban hospitals:

http://www.therealcuba.com/Page10.htm

The laboratory:

The emergency room:

The patient in his room:

The ambulance:

Lots more at:

http://www.therealcuba.com/Page10.htm

4 posted on 08/25/2012 1:43:46 PM PDT by grundle
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