Monday, July 09, 2012


Obamacare has been legitimized by the US Supreme Court so, absent sensible action at the ballot box, Obamacare is here to stay.

Some have said the model for Obamacare was RomneyCare.

Michael Moore produced a film called Sicko that was thrust on the public in 2007. In the film Moore was filmed with a boat load of American "refugees" who were allegedly denied health care in the US. As portrayed in the film, the Cuban doctors and hospitals welcomed these refugees with open arms and treated their illnesses.

Fast forward to 2012 and let's see how well CastroCare is working for Cuban citizens.
The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century has left at least 15 dead and sent hundreds to hospitals all but sealed off by security agents bent on keeping a lid on the news, according to reports Friday.
“There are 1,000-plus cases” in the southeastern province of Granma, said Yoandris Montoya, who lives in Bayamo, the provincial capital.Security agents have locked down the city’s hospital, he added, but staff told him the situation inside is “chaotic.”

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Security agents to keep patients OUT of the hospital?

This doesn't sound good.
Cuba’s once-vaunted public health system has slipped significantly since the end of Moscow’s massive subsidies in the early 1990s. During one 24-hour period in January, three flights from Cuba to Toronto arrived with groups of passengers suffering from nausea, vomiting and fever.
Maybe we can get money from Russia or China to fund Obamacare.
The journalist also wrote that Piñeiro and a hospital employee reported that doctors are signing death certificates saying that the victims died from “acute respiratory insufficiency” rather than cholera.
“We have been forbidden from using the word cholera, and there have been people arrested and detained temporarily in stations of the PNR,” the National Revolutionary Police, Piñeiro was quoted as saying. The provincial newspaper, La Demajagua, and radio stations have reported nothing on the outbreak.
Well this is certainly comforting.

In the future when Obamacare is fully dysfunctional, the IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board) will make decisions on health care that are the right thing to do. But don't you dare to call them death panels . . .

Thanks to Henry Stern for this heads up.

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