Cuba criticizes inequality in the U.S. for access to medical care

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2021-04-05 10:04:00


Havana, April 5 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez criticized the inequality and poverty that prevent millions of citizens in the United States from accessing health services.

On Twitter, he reiterated the negative impact of Covid-19 on the people of that country.

The U.S. could have avoided more than 400,000 deaths due to Covid-19 if it had had an effective response to the pandemic, according to experts, he wrote. According to data published by the U.S. media, the U.S. has registered more than 30 million cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the New York Times, the U.S. reports more than 555,000 deaths due to Covid-19, which places the country among the most affected globally.

Recently, Rodriguez emphasized that in the United States, there is a health system designed for profit instead of serving society.


  • David Wade's gravatar
    David Wade
    05/04/2021 07:08 pm

    Foreign Minister Rodriguez is correct. In the USA, the field of medicine is concerned not with human health, but with financial profit. It all starts with the cost of a US medical education. In the USA, there 208 medical schools and the average annual cost of medical education in 2020 was $76,000, Four years of medical school would be $304,000. These costs do not include the costs of a 4-year premedical university education which is required in the USA. By the time a physician has graduated from medical school, all he or she can think about is the huge educational debts they have. Naturally, they focus on earning the maximum amount of money possible to repay that debt and to attain the better than average lifestyle of most US physicians. Is it any wonder why the poor are neglected by the US healthcare system? Capitalism is an ugly and evil system.

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