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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) visits Cuba, impressed by Castro dictatorship’s ‘remarkable’ public health care

Iowa Democrat Senator Tom Harkin visited Cuba for three days to ascertain the Castro dictatorship's public health care system. Apparently, Sen. Harkin came away very impressed by how "remarkable" and how much further advanced the public health care system in Cuba was in comparison to ours. Interestingly enough, Harkin's assessment comes at the same time the apartheid dictatorship of the Castro family is engaged in a (so far) losing battle against widespread third-world epidemics such as the dengue and cholera outbreaks that continue to plague the island.

Via the National Journal:

Sen. Tom Harkin Visits Cuba, Is Pretty Impressed With Its Public Health System

The Iowa Democrat drove for 186 miles over three days to examine the country's health care situation.

It makes sense that as chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Tom Harkin would want to check out how other countries are doing when it comes to public health. So he spent last week in Cuba, where he saw all sorts of things that made quite the impression on him.

Cuba is a "poor country, but they have a lower child mortality rate than ours," the Iowa Democrat said to reporters Wednesday. "Their life expectancy is now greater than ours. It's interesting—their public health system is quite remarkable."

Continue reading HERE.

However, neither the senator nor this article mentioned some other features of health care system the Castro dictatorship so benevolently provides to Cubans completely free of charge. Here are some real photographs of the real public health care system that Sen. Tom Harkin was so impressed by (via The Real Cuba):

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Patient Room

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Operating Room

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Emergency Room

See more pictures of Cuba's remarkable public health care system HERE.

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