Given the claims of Fidel Castro and his apologists that communist health care is a humane and superior alternative to that in the capitalist world, it is somewhat surprising that the ailing dictator refuses to use it, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD).
Instead he has had Spanish doctors bring in new capitalist-world medical equipment, part of a series of such shipments the Cuban government has been quietly provisioning for Castro. But while he has opted for a free-world doctor whose accomplishments were developed in an atmosphere of open inquiry and market forces, ordinary Cubans continue to suffer under his "free" plan, says IBD:
Publish date: 11 January 2007
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