Destinharbor saidStupid argument. Typical Republican. Straights can't advocate for gays? Well fed people can't advocate for the hungry? Go back to your FOX friends. They appreciate this level of thinking.
Except for the fact he's getting rich supposedly advocating for the poor. Nevermind most of the policies he advocates help entrench wealthy liberals like himself while making the poor poorer. It's remarkable you don't see the irony.
Ya? And what policies would that be?
Cuban-style public healthcare (nevermind the cockroaches), anticapitalism, criticizing globalization, etc.
Like I said, just go on back to FOX where they think this kind of thinking is real neat. Ridiculous.
Life Expectancy USA 79.8/Cuba 79.4
HIV Adult Prevalence: USA 0.6/Cuba 0.2
You mean "that" "Cuban-style healthcare (never mind the cockroaches)," right?
I was thinking more of "this" "Cuban-style healthcare (never mind the cockroaches)": http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jan/31/tom-harkin/sen-tom-harkin-says-cuba-has-lower-child-mortality/
Cuba is so concerned with its infant mortality and life-expectancy statistics that the government takes heavy-handed actions to protect their international rankings.
"Cuba does have a very low infant mortality rate, but pregnant women are treated with very authoritarian tactics to maintain these favorable statistics," said Tassie Katherine Hirschfeld, the chair of the department of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma who spent nine months living in Cuba to study the nation's health system. "They are pressured to undergo abortions that they may not want if prenatal screening detects fetal abnormalities. If pregnant women develop complications, they are placed in ‘Casas de Maternidad’ for monitoring, even if they would prefer to be at home. Individual doctors are pressured by their superiors to reach certain statistical targets. If there is a spike in infant mortality in a certain district, doctors may be fired. There is pressure to falsify statistics."
Hirschfeld said she’s "a little skeptical" about the longevity data too, since Cuba has so many risk factors that cause early death in other countries, from unfiltered cigarettes to contaminated water to a meat-heavy diet. In a more benign statistical quirk, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, suggests that the flow of refugees could skew longevity statistics, since those births are recorded but the deaths are not.
Transparency would help give the data more credibility, but the Cuban government doesn’t offer much, experts said.
"I would take all Cuban health statistics with a grain of salt," Hirschfeld said. Organizations like the Pan-American Health Organization "rely on national self-reports for data, and Cuba does not allow independent verification of its health claims."
Rodolfo J. Stusser -- a physician and former adviser to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health's Informatics and Tele-Health Division who left for Miami at age 64 -- is another skeptic. While Stusser acknowledges that Cuba has improved some of its health numbers since the revolution, the post-revolution data has been "overestimated," he said. "The showcasing of infant mortality and life expectancy at birth has been done for ideological reasons," he said.
I'd venture to guess even this is understated in the gaming given that US stats are also skewed because of the extraordinary measures taken to deliver premature babies or difficult births that are recorded as live and subsequent deaths raising the infant mortality and overall reductions in life expectancy.
Also - there's stuff like this:http://www.therealcuba.com/Page10.htm
and a plethora of similar pages of expatriates of Cuba.