Healthcare Shmealthcare

If Cuba’s healthcare system is so great why do I see so many of thes 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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  1. I remember that in the early 1970s in Union City, New Jersey, businesses or pharmacies like this one that advertised business dealings with Cuba had to replace their plateglass windows, until the “Envios a Cuba” sign went down. Cuban exile teenagers in the wee hours of night would stick a wad of chewing gun in the center of the window and attach an M-80 firecracker to it, with a burning cigarette stuck on the fuse. Cuba can buy medicines from Mexico, Germany, or any other nation, but they prefer to make a political issue out of this.

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