November 20, 2006

Cuba as a solution to LA's healthcare woes?

The two things I hate most are ignorance and hypocrisy. This event promises to deliver both. IN SPADES.

Since when is a health system that is so short on drugs that patients must get drunk rather than have an anesthetic held up as a model of what to do in this country?

I realize that the residents of South Los Angeles are USED to substandard health care (witness emergency room closings and the state of the former King-Drew hospital), but to actively seek to model a health system that looks good on paper, but in reality provides no relief to the suffering is inexcusable.

This is a real Cuban hospital. Do we really want to look to this for answers to our healthcare problems?

Posted by caltechgirl at November 20, 2006 10:07 AM | TrackBack

But... but... but... at least everyone gets the same quality of health care! Except the exalted leaders, of course, who get better health care but that's okay because they take care of the little people.

"Better that everybody get crappy health care, than some get only less-crappy while others get better."

Or something like that.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at November 20, 2006 02:49 PM