Top Democrat On Senate Health Committee Hails Cuban Health Care System
The Democratic vision for America – A Cuban Health Care System
A Cuban toilet… In a Cuban hospital.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, returned from Cuba this week and promoted its healthcare system.
The Washington Times reported:
Sen. Tom Harkin, the Democratic chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, returned from a weeklong tour of Cuba with a somewhat shocking assessment: The poverty-stricken nation does much better in protecting children from dying than America.
“[Cuba‘s] a poor country, but they have a lower child mortality rate than ours,” he told reporters Wednesday, the National Journal reported. “Their life expectancy is now greater than ours. It’s interesting — their public health system is quite remarkable.”
Mr. Harkin balked at suggesting America should adopt Cuba’s public health plan, but touted the socialist state’s reported low infection rate in hospitals. The country has performed admirably in decreasing the numbers of smokers via public health campaigns, he said.
Terrific. So this is what Democrats want for America?
More cockroaches – less sanitary supplies.
Cockroaches. Twenty-seven of them to be exact. All swept together after having been squashed by patients and patrons of “El Hospital Clinico Quirurgico de la Habana.” (The Real Cuba)
Washbasin in the orthopedic room. (The Real Cuba)
And, a doctor’s office with a sign saying there are no prescriptions available.
In March 2010, Cuba’s Marxist dictator praised Obama and Democrats for nationalizing health care.