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Doctors say Venezuela´s
health care in collapse

Associated Press, by FRANK BAJAK

Original Article

Posted By:kennedylaw, 11/6/2013 11:06:39 AM

Evelina Gonzalez was supposed to undergo cancer surgery in July following chemotherapy but wound up shuttling from hospital to hospital in search of an available operating table. On the crest of her left breast, a mocha-colored tumor doubled in size and now bulges through her white spandex tank top. Gonzalez is on a list of 31 breast cancer patients waiting to have tumors removed at one of Venezuela´s biggest medical facilities, Maracay´s Central Hospital. But like legions of the sick across the country, she´s been neglected by a health care system doctors say is collapsing after years of deterioration.

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Single payer (socialized) health care.

Coming soon to an Obamanation near you.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 11/6/2013 11:09:45 AM     (No. 9601237)

If she was a Party Member´s relative, she would have been served.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/6/2013 11:23:10 AM     (No. 9601265)

Does Venezuela intend to use the property they confiscated from American oil companies to pay for their healthcare, or to enrich political cronies?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/6/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9601266)

We, too, can be a Third World country. Just watch.





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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 11/6/2013 11:23:34 AM     (No. 9601267)

The structure of Venezuela´s political system is the cause of their health care system which is, in turn, the cause of the collapse of both the economy and the health care system, which Obama & Co. seem to admire.

So if Obamacare is fully implemented as written here in America, kiss your arse goodbye if you or a loved one gets cancer. Or gets anything else that is serious.

Can we agree that when the government is in charge, things disintegrate and life-and-death issues multiply like cancer?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woodenleg, 11/6/2013 11:26:46 AM     (No. 9601271)

Just wondering......Does the Venezuelan medical system have any relationship with it´s counterpart in Cuba?.......just curious.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/6/2013 11:31:21 AM     (No. 9601278)

This is the future of health care in the U.S. Our stupid population that elects a stupid government will get what it deserves.

Many will die because of the stupidity of the electorate.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lancelink1, 11/6/2013 11:33:20 AM     (No. 9601285)

Hey AP, in case you hadn´t noticed, so is ours.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/6/2013 11:34:27 AM     (No. 9601287)

Did they adopt obamacare?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: billp, 11/6/2013 11:34:44 AM     (No. 9601288)

#2, They are communists - you already know the answer to your question.

On another note, I wonder how people like the subject of this article are with the fact that Castro and ol´ Brimstone soaked up so much of their ´free´ health-care services.

Speaking of ´free healthcare,´ isn´t this the way it always goes - when governments attempt to control prices, availability always starts to slip or, put another way, the controlled-cost goods and services disappear. It´ll happen here with drugs, tests, procedures, hospitals and doctors.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rarebear, 11/6/2013 11:38:22 AM     (No. 9601292)

What a shocking coincidence - our´s is, too.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rama41, 11/6/2013 11:59:40 AM     (No. 9601332)

Welcome to the club.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 11/6/2013 12:00:14 PM     (No. 9601336)

Venezuela´s chickens are coming home to roost. They just ran out of other peoples money

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rochow, 11/6/2013 12:08:53 PM     (No. 9601357)

Coming to a ´hood near us thanks to the community organizing clown in the WH!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/6/2013 1:00:31 PM     (No. 9601440)

Where is Sean Penn? He hasn´t opened his yap about this. I think he should donate some of his millions to repair some of the broken machines.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/7/2013 12:16:06 AM     (No. 9602244)

Perhaps they can go to Cooba for world class cancer treatment.

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