Thanks so much for shining light on this inconvenient truth. For profit capitalism is antithetical to proficient health care, it marginalizes the poor and is inherently a conflict of interest b/c a healthy population is bad for corporate profits. I would venture to state that there is no literal “health care” in the west, it’s managed sick-care with Big Pharma drugs and sky high insurance premiums.
Salud! : What Puts Cuba on the Map in the Quest for Global Health
Connie Field (2009)
Salud! Is about the global struggle to overcome health inequality and the vital role Cuba plays in this effort. Filmmaker Connie Field is totally open about her perspective that that health car is a basic right and not a commodity, as it’s viewed in the US.
In pre-revolutionary Cuba, only a small wealthy elite had access to health care. The poor, who comprised 90-90% of the population, died in droves of treatable conditions, such as malaria, respiratory infection, parasites and infantile diarrheal infections.
The Castro regime responded to this health crisis by training tens of thousands of doctors. At present, Cuba has 60,000 doctors for a population of 11 million, making their health system one of the best resourced in the world.
Ending Diseases of Poverty Worldwide
Cuba has been extremely…
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