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The future of Obamacare here? Bring your own sheets, food and water to the hospital.
1 posted on 08/26/2012 8:43:09 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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Michael Moore will have to do a sequel to “Sicko” to outline the changes in the worker’s paradise of Cuba.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Quick! Someone notify Michael Moore!


3 posted on 08/26/2012 8:50:13 AM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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Raul loading up his oversees bank accounts like big brother did.
5 posted on 08/26/2012 8:56:47 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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Amazingly, health care providers won’t work for free, manufacturers won’t give medical supplies to hospitals and clinics for free, and the people gathering/mining/growing the raw materials won’t give them to the manufacturers for free. Yet people expect health care for free?

People should pay for their own health care. Even in Cuba.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 9:12:20 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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This is the real face of cuban commiecare:

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

If that is facing a cut....oh boy.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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Cuts? Real cuts, or cuts in the rate of growth, what we call cuts here?


9 posted on 08/26/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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Hmm... I don’t see Cuba having to deal with a large influx of illegal aliens sucking up all their medical resources either. Lieberals, take a good hard look!


10 posted on 08/26/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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The entire narrative of free health care in Cuba is a myth and a fraud. First of all, the population was nutritionally deprived in a way that beggars description - I’m going back to the early 1980s when they were still a satellite of the USSR. Most people went to bed hungry. I’m talking.about educated, employed, white collar people. Food was rationed so that a family of four had one chicken a week. That was the protein. There were no fresh vegetables. Ever. Even citrus fruit, which grows there, was a rarity. Fish was hard to come by. Shrimp an unheard of luxury. The diet was mainly rice, potatoes, yuca and beans with some cardboard-like bread.
Then, to get medical care, you, or someone in your family would have to donate blood - not for you - the Cuban govt was in the blood bank business and sold blood on the world market.
And even as a satellite of the.USSR, there were no sheets or towels in the hospitals. And also NO MEDICINE. I had friends who were teachers.who were having a baby, and the pregnant wife wept with gratitude when I brought her vitamins. Again, in the 1980s. It got worse every year.
I knew scores of doctors who did not have access to even simple over the counter type medicine like aspirin, antacids, inhalers, antihistimines. Even for themselves.
The doctors were not rigorously educated and trained the way they are in normal countries, where you have to be smart to get into med school. It’s not even imaginable who they had as doctors - think of how the standards have been lowered for our police forces, and you’ll have an idea.
Of you saw the number of crippled and deformed people there - it’s like an Ingmar Bergman movie set in the middle ages....


11 posted on 08/26/2012 10:10:17 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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The entire narrative of free health care in Cuba is a myth and a fraud. First of all, the population was nutritionally deprived in a way that beggars description - I’m going back to the early 1980s when they were still a satellite of the USSR. Most people went to bed hungry. I’m talking.about educated, employed, white collar people. Food was rationed so that a family of four had one chicken a week. That was the protein. There were no fresh vegetables. Ever. Even citrus fruit, which grows there, was a rarity. Fish was hard to come by. Shrimp an unheard of luxury. The diet was mainly rice, potatoes, yuca and beans with some cardboard-like bread.

Then, to get medical care, you, or someone in your family would have to donate blood - not for you - the Cuban govt was in the blood bank business and sold blood on the world market.

And even as a satellite of the.USSR, there were no sheets or towels in the hospitals. And also NO MEDICINE. I had friends who were teachers.who were having a baby, and the pregnant wife wept with gratitude when I brought her vitamins. Again, in the 1980s. It got worse every year.

I knew scores of doctors who did not have access to even simple over the counter type medicine like aspirin, antacids, inhalers, antihistimines. Even for themselves.

The doctors were not rigorously educated and trained the way they are in normal countries, where you have to be smart to get into med school. It’s not even imaginable who they had as doctors - think of how the standards have been lowered for our police forces, and you’ll have an idea.

Of you saw the number of crippled and deformed people there - it’s like an Ingmar Bergman movie set in the middle ages....


12 posted on 08/26/2012 10:12:06 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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Andrea Mitchell’s Myth of Cuban Health Care
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/294796/andrea-mitchell-s-myth-cuban-health-care-patrick-brennan?toggle=y

13 posted on 08/26/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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14 posted on 08/26/2012 10:43:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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Well maybe the Cuban Nurse’s Association can go on strike for better pay and work conditions.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 11:28:30 AM PDT by DPMD
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Any idiot scribbler who writes about “free” health care should have a very large rock dropped on their heads. No governmental system is free, and certainly not Cuba’s.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 12:02:49 PM PDT by driftless2
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