On Health Care, Hispanics Reject Government Meddling

Speak to a Cuban immigrant about health care in his or her native land and you will hear of experiences with chronically under-stocked, rat-infested medical facilities equipped with dilapidated wooden benches in their waiting rooms.  Talk to a Cuban surgeon about preparing for an operation and he will tell you about traveling scores of miles to either barter, trade, or steal the equipment necessary to perform the most elemental of procedures.  A promising, young Cuban citizen wishing to become a physician must first pledge his allegiance to the Communist party and prepare to spend the first few years of his professional career in a distant third world country as part of Cuba's rent-a-doc program.


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