and Michael Moore, it AIN’T the place to go for top notch medical care. You and those 9/11 rescue workers aren’t going to Cuba to try to get treatment that can’t be obtained in America. You don’t really think I believe that you are going down there to make this little shockumentary to bring to light the problems of the American healthcare system. You’ll fool a lot of people though. But I bet if you ever come down with some sort of esoteric and obscure illness that you won’t be on the first boat to Cuba to get treatment. No sir.
I went on a medical mission and worked with a group of American surgeons and allied health care workers in the best hospital in Cuba. They sterilised and reused urinary catheters until they fell apart. They reused absolutely everything, even washed and reused surgical sponges. Our team had to fix their sterilisation units as they were not working well and DID not adequately sterilise anything. Their OR suites were not negative pressure ventilated. Nurses were not pro-active. They simply followed WHATEVER the doctors told them without question. Physicians had weekend jobs as waiters as the pay as a physician is so poor that they need to augment their income. The formulary of the pharmacy was so limited that we had to bring down our own antibiotics and pain medications and even ASPIRIN. And there’s no such thing as a malpractice suit down there (and Michael, there aren’t malpractice suits NOT because there isn’t malpractice…it’s just not an avenue that’s available to Cubans who have been injured at the hands of physicians…)
Michael Moore is a shameless seeker of self-aggrandisement. And he is a disengenuine misrepresenter and twister of facts. Sure, he’s mildly amusing, but basically he is a talentless schlub who probably got teased beyond what he was able to handle when he was young. And now he’s trying to get back at the kind of people he was, and still is, envious of. And for some reason, he hates America and most Americans.
Cubans die trying to get TO America for things LIKE our healthcare system (despite its problems). You don’t see Americans dying in capsized tin boats trying to get to Cuba for medical treatment.
Our healthcare system is not perfect, but to take a group of people and sneak into Cuba, FOR HEALTH CARE, is just a blatant attempt to further his personal agenda. Period. Going to Cuba to get the best healthcare available is like going to North Korea for religious freedom. As a person who has experienced the best of the Cuban healthcare system first hand, I almost can’t wait for MM’s new movie “Sicko” to come out just so I can appreciate just how fully MM has lost his mind.
Michael Moore….Give me a break.