Monday, July 02, 2007

Cuban Medical Care


Is medical care in Cuba better than what you can get in America? According to Michael Moore yes it is. Watch this clip of a woman who appeared in Sicko and see what she thinks.

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posted by Out Of Jersey | 4:36 AM

3 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

I'm not so sure . . . there is universal access to good medical care in Cuba, but in an economy where brain surgeons make less money than tip-earning bellhops at Havana hotels, there is little incentive for bright people to enter or stay in the medical professions. And despite the color-blind rhetoric of the regime, light-skinned Cubans fare much better - in wealth and health - than dark-skinned Cubans.

I've been to Cuba and am impressed by what they have done in the face of the (unjust) American embargo, but I would pause before lauding the Cuban system as a model. Many "good" things are possible when you repress the people, limit their freedom, and control their lives. Mr. Moore, for example, couldn't make his movies (or his millions) if he lived in Cuba . . . But perhaps he'd be thinner and healthier!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Art said...

It could be... but if it is, it's not because Moore says so.

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Chris,
I am wondering if, as they say, it looked so good only because they were being filmed. How many of us were under the watchful eye of our bosses all of a sudden shape up? And as for him being thinner and healthier? NOt being able to afford food isn't necessarily healthier. :D

Art,
I could give the benefit of the doubt that they could have a top notch health care system. I'm wary of anything Moore says.

11:44 PM  

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