Thursday, May 10, 2007

Healthcare Shmealthcare

If Cuba's healthcare system is so great why do I see so many of these signs around town?

This pharmacy like many others in Miami boldy proclaims that it will help you send prescription drugs to your Cuban family and friends that are living in the worker's paradise where healthcare is "free". Well you know what they say, you get what you pay for.

And don't tell me about the embargo. Cuba is permitted to buy as much medicine as it wants from the US, but it prefers to buy "presidential" jets for the exclusive use of the coma andante instead.

And since we're on the subject of healthcare, let me ask a question. Does anyone know the last time Cuba developed an innovative drug that helped manage or cure a disease?


It certainly wasn't this time. Like all of Castro's get rich quick schemes, this one proved to be as flawed as the mini-cow and El cordón de La Habana.

Let's not be in such a hurry to crucify all the capitalists that give us new types of insulin, drug cocktails to manage HIV, Statins to lower cholesterol or countless other drugs that come out of the for-profit pharmaceutical industry.

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