Cuba’s Healthcare Scam
Cuba’s Healthcare Scam
Jul. 19, 2016 12:00pm
By Humberto Fontova, for TheBlaze
Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including: The Longest
Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro, Fidel: Hollywood’s
Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots
Who Idolize Him.
“Cuba has made significant contributions to health and science,”
recently declared Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews
The occasion was the signing of a “memorandum of understanding to
encourage cooperation between the two countries on health matters to
build on each other’s knowledge and experience, and benefit biomedical
research and public health at large.”
Tell it to Tuvalu, President Barack Obama and Secretary Burwell. Tuvalu
is a group of Pacific islands north of Fiji formerly belonging to
Britain when known as the “Ellice Islands.” The natives seem like
perfectly charming people.
But despite its charm, Tuvalu is not known as a particularly advanced
place scientifically-speaking–and yet its natives recently gasped while
witnessing the medical practices of a place even more primitive in its
medical practices: Cuba.
“Cuba’s contribution to medical education in the region has been
welcomed by many Pacific countries,” according to a recent story from
Radio Australia (the Aussie version of NPR, hence liberal in outlook.)
“But some are finding that doctors who’ve studied in Cuba need extra
training when they return home. Tuvalu finds Cuban-trained doctors need
skills gap filled.”
Back in 2008, you see, Tuvalu fell for the Castro-regime/United
Nations/mainstream media propaganda mantra about Cuba’s “free and
fabulous healthcare” and eagerly sent 22 promising Tuvaluan students to
medical school in Cuba.
But upon their return with those medical degrees, as Radio Australia
explains [emphasis added]:
“the [Tuvaluan] government is concerned about their level of practical
training … So the Education Department is planning to send returning
[from Cuba] Tuvalu doctors to Kiribati [a nearby primitive island] for a
special internship, as the department’s pre-service training officer
Atabi Ewekia explains.”
In brief, the incompetence of Cuba-trained doctors is such that they
will be essentially “de-programmed” in a medical school where, a mere
two generations ago, medicine was probably the province of witch-doctors
with bones through their noses.
And, thanks to Obama, the U.S. taxpayer will soon pay for the Cuban
trainers of those Cuban doctors who so desperately needed de-programming
to share their “significant contributions to health and science” with
U.S. health professionals and researchers.
Castro’s Cuba, on the other hand, is ravaged by diseases long-eradicated
in Cuba (Dengue, Cholera) and of her “doctors” fortunate enough to
escape, the overwhelmingly majority flunk the exam given in the U.S. for
licensing as doctor’s assistants.”
So let’s have a closer look at one of the U.S. media’s favorite
veritable “go-to-people” on Cuban healthcare (besides Michael Moore)
Gail Reed. The Huffington Post proudly carries her as a contributor and
recently quoted her on the very issue at hand:
“This [the HHS-Cuba deal] is a win-win for Americans and Cubans! We’re
now one step closer to a safer, healthier future for people in both
Huffington Post describes Gail Reed as “Founder of Medical Education
Cooperation with Cuba, a U.S. non-profit promoting cooperation among the
U.S., Cuban and global health communities, where she is currently
Sounds pretty innocuous, no?
But for the past 35 years Havana resident Gail Reed has also been
married to an officer of Cuba’s Directorio General de Intelligencia (spy
service) named Julian Torres Rizo.
This KGB-trained apparatchik recruited Reed back in 1969 when she
visited Cuba as a member of the (DGI-created) Venceremos Brigades of
“starry-eyed” U.S. college kids. Obama’s future “neighbors” Bill Ayers
and Bernadine Dohrn, by the way, served as recruiters for these
Venceremos Brigades. This was an important function for the famous
couple as leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground.
Not that any American viewers imbibing her reports on the marvels of
Cuba’s healthcare and the wickedness of the U.S. “blockade” of her
adopted country in those “mainstream” media organs might have guessed
any of Gail Reed’s background.
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