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Old 08-26-2012, 06:46 AM
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HAVANA — What Cuba says it spends on medical services is a fraction of what it costs hospitals to provide the same services in the United States. A comparison of some medical procedures in the two countries:

— Cost per day for inpatient hospital stay: $5.49 in Cuba; $1,994 in the U.S.

— Inpatient hernia surgery: $14.59 in Cuba; $12,489 in the U.S.

— Hip-fracture repair: $72.15 in Cuba; $14,263 in the U.S.

— Kidney transplant: $4,902 in Cuba; $48,758 in the U.S.

Cuban authorities did not reveal how they calculated their figures, but said careful study was involved.

While some medical goods are imported, Cuba produces many medicines and labor costs are significantly lower than in the United States, with one doctor saying Cuban specialists earn $25 a month.

Cuban patients also often bring their own sterile bed sheets, hypodermic needles, food and water.

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Note: U.S. costs are from 2009. Sources: Granma; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Cuban figures rely on the official currency exchange rate of 24 Cuban pesos to $1, though officials have never clarified whether that rate can be applied to interpret economic data.

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yes...and if your one of the very lucky few you can drive to the hospital in your 1952 buick but dont bother stopping at a "store" for soap, or toothpaste, or toilet paper or shoes or FOOD.......its a real social paradise
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And you wonder why they get here by hook or crook.
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Lets take a lesson from them !!!!!

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Add to the lower cost health services in Cuba......lower cost burial services.
For those who don't survive the lower cost medical.

I don't see many boat loads of people leaving Miami for Havana lately.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I don't see many boat loads of people leaving Miami for Havana lately.
You will once Obama care kicks is.......!!!!!
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You will once Obama care kicks is.......!!!!!
Or if Obama gets back in office. Or worse he does and then in four years his wife runs! Holy Crap Batman! We're in for trouble!!!
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Originally Posted by Uncas View Post
You will once Obama care kicks is.......!!!!!
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Or if Obama gets back in office. Or worse he does and then in four years his wife runs! Holy Crap Batman! We're in for trouble!!!
Now hold on a minute there, surely there's something in the constitution to prevent silverbacks from running, however after 2008 anything may be possible.
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Anyone know the life expectancy difference between the US & Cuba? Are we getting more time for the money?
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google says:
Average life expectancy is 77.5 years, compared to 78.1 years in the United States, and infant and child mortality rates match or beat our own.
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google says:
Average life expectancy is 77.5 years, compared to 78.1 years in the United States, and infant and child mortality rates match or beat our own.
I'd rather croak 6 months sooner and literally save hundred's of thousands over my lifetime.
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What will they think of next? Man can we just import some cigars? Hey I scored me some Cuban health care!

They are sections on the internet that will say Cuban health care is superior to the good Ol US of A. But then I read it on the internet.
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