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Why Is Cuba's Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries?

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Don Fitz ( fitzdon@aol.com ) is editor of Synthesis/Regeneration: A Magazine of Green Social Thought. He is Co-Coordinator of the Green Party of St. Louis and produces Green Time in conjunction with KNLC-TV 24.

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1. Fitz, D. (December 9, 2010). Eight reasons US healthcare costs 96% more
than Cuba's -- With the same results.
http://www.alternet.org/health/149090/eight_reasons_us_healthcare_costs_96%25_more_than_cuba%27s--with_the_same_results
2. Dresang, L.T., Brebick, L., Murray, D., Shallue, A. & Sullivan-Vedder, L. (July-August, 2005). Family medicine in Cuba: Community-Oriented Primary Care and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 18 no. 4: 297-303.
3. Cooper, R.S., Kennelly, J.F. & Orduñez-Garcia, P. (2006). Health in Cuba, International Journal of Epidemiology, 35: 817 -- 824.
4. Perez, J. (May 15, 2012). Gender and HIV Prevention. Slide presentation at the Pedro Kouri Institute of Topical Medicine, Havana, Cuba.
5. Whiteford, L.M. & Branch, L.G. (2008). Primary Health Care in Cuba: The Other Revolution. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
6. Fitz, D. (February 14, 2012). Med School Classes Cancelled in Havana.
http://blackagendareport.com/content/med-school-classes-cancelled-havana
7. Kirk, J.M. & Erisman, M.H. (2009). Cuban Medical Internationalism: Origins, Evolution and Goals. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
8. Fitz, D. (March, 2011). The Latin American School of Medicine Today: ELAM. Monthly Review 62 no. 10: 50 -- 62.
9. Fitz, D. (September, 2012). Cuba: The New Global Medicine. Monthly Review 64 no. 4: 37 -- 46.
10. Brouwer, S. (2011). Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba are Changing the World ' s Conceptualization of Health Care. New York, Monthly Review Press.

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Why Some Americans Choose a Life in Fidel Castro's... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 10:32:41 PM
While the lines are long to get out of Cuba, there... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Dec 14, 2012 at 7:47:07 PM
Yeah, the best health care model...except for poor... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Dec 14, 2012 at 7:43:27 PM
Sister.  Sometimes I think you are crazy beca... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:06:28 PM
Let's put your statement to the test:  Castro... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:47:52 AM
Okey Dokey young lady (man). There are tons of art... by Lester Shepherd on Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 3:33:33 PM
Ever heard of sanctions for goodness sakes?... by Lester Shepherd on Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 3:35:36 PM
Not yourself.  LOL!  So, I'll reply just... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:16:49 AM
And how well they appear to be working for the tou... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:00:40 AM
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Does proving the poster's gender somehow prove you... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:53:28 PM
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As a matter of fact, they wuz.  My grandfathe... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:53:04 AM
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Along with little green men from outer space, appa... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:09:22 PM
Apparently, the likes of you are under the impress... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:14:51 PM
Whatever it takes to feed the delusion.  I'd ... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:17:41 PM
Your family had it better with the mob and CIA, an... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 3:09:26 AM
And do you know why "Jim Arnold" because the Mob a... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:27:28 AM
Therein your problem, you are lumping everybody in... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:31:12 AM
LOL!  At that line...priceless!  Ok, "Ji... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:37:11 AM
"Concluyó mayor feria comercial cubana de último... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:46:17 AM
I wonder if you can re-read your posts here withou... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:59:08 PM
Oh, yes, yours!  I doubt you'll get it but wh... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 7:46:46 PM
While you are it (since you've dodged that bullet)... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 7:53:49 PM
And make perfect sense to me.  While you spre... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:48:25 PM
Much less realize that it's all bogus and rudiment... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:49:52 PM
Apparently, in the country/world/planet where you ... by Hank E. Panky on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:27:01 PM
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