"Even before Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton unveiled her new health-care plan, Republicans attacked it as socialized medicine. They neglected to mention, however, that her plan bears a striking resemblance to changes that were proposed in 1974 - by the late President Richard M. Nixon..."
Cuba's program of exporting its renowned eye doctor's throughout Latin America is detailed in the New York Times.
Cuba’s economy is not exactly booming either, yet within two hours Ms. Guevara’s cataracts were excised and the lenses implanted, with the Cuban government paying for everything — including air transportation, housing, food and even the follow-up care.
The government has dubbed the program Operation Miracle, and for the hundreds of thousands of people from Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean who have benefited from it since it was started in July 2004, it is aptly named.
A free showing of the Michael Moore film "Sicko" starts at 7 p.m. Monday in the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Chan Auditorium.
Following the movie will be a question-and-answer session complementing a discussion about a bill proposing a single-payer healthcare system for America. Visiting representatives of Healthcare-NOW, a national organization promoting the bill, will be present.
When Patrick got cancer, he had to drop out of school. When patrick dropped out of school his insurance company dropped him. His health care became dependent on tin cans in gas stations and poker tournaments in basements.
Unfortunately, Patrick is not alone. People all across America depend on spaghetti dinners, hot dog eating contests, rock concerts and other depraved activity for their health care -- because they can't depend on their elected officials. Check out this preview of a scene that didn't make it into SiCKO about this uniquely American phenomenon:
We couldn't fit it into the move so we put it on the DVD.