Cuba's horrible not-free healthcare

Michael Moore, March 2000:
The worst that could be said is that, in Cuba, you were in jeopardy of receiving free health care whenever you needed it...
However, if you were to take a few photos of a Cuban hospital, namely the Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Joaquin Albarran in Havana, there'd be a different story to tell. Thanks to two reporters at Gentiuno, the lie of this supposed socialist paradise's supposedly great health care is smashed (almost as badly as the walls, heh):


These are showers. Apparently these can be used to "To wash oneself in a shower," according to Dictionary.com, but I would feel far dirtier washing myself in that than I would doing pretty much anything else. Which of course brings into question the sanitary nature of this hospital.


These are cockroaches. 27 of them, in fact. It appears that they just gather in certain areas of the hospital, in particularly large numbers. Which of course brings into question the sanitary nature of this hospital.


This is meant to be a desk used by a physician. I'd be inclined to say it looks more like a room used by students who need a lot of practice to get their electrician's license, because of all the wires hanging out everywhere. Which of course brings into question the safe nature of this hospital.


More wires hanging out everywhere. Michael Moore may think the healthcare in Cuba is brilliant, but the electricians obviously don't want it to be that way. Which of course brings into question the safe nature of this hospital.


This is meant to be a ceiling. No further comment necessary, except that this, of course, brings into question the sanitary nature of this hospital.


And this is a floor. A very poorly made lino floor, that looks like it was made of similar material to my kitchen floor. However, my kitchen floor lino has been there for about 30 years and still looks great. This floor lino does not. Which of course brings into question the sanitary nature of this hospital.

Are you beginning to see a pattern here? Nobody in their right mind would want to be treated for a common cold in a Cuban hospital if they look like this. As Captain Ed points out:
When leftists tell you that Castro may have his faults but he provides for the Cuban people with his marvelous health system, try to remember these pictures. I wouldn't send a stray dog to a facility like this to get put to sleep, let alone receive treatment. And this is what Castro considers a jewel in the crown of the Cuban HMO program.
Indeed. But what's really interesting is how Cuba's health statistics are still touted as being better than America's by many socialists. On the basis of what their hospitals look like, I find that disturbingly hard to believe.

(Cross-posted to The House Of Wheels.)

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