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1009, 25 Mar 17

Venezuela Asks UN for Help with Healthcare

This headline is a bit more chilling today than it was a few days ago. America faces a long future with socialized medicine. This is where it leads.

(CNN)President Nicolas Maduro said he has asked the United Nations for help in dealing with Venezuela’s medicine shortages, which have grown severe as the country grapples with a crippling economic crisis.


The country is lacking roughly 80% of the basic medical supplies, according to the Pharmaceutical Federation of Venezuela.
Hundreds of health care workers and other Venezuelans staged protests this month demanding better access to medicine and health treatment. Many of the protesters brought prescriptions for medicines that they said they can’t buy at local pharmacies.
Last year, the opposition-led National Assembly in Venezuela declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the health care system.
CNN visited a hospital in Caracas and found that health care workers believed medicine was being swiped to be sold on the black market. Government rationing of medications has made even basics, such as pain relievers, hard to come by.
For years, Venezuelans have had to hunt for penicillin and other remedies at pharmacies, often without success. Public hospitals are in no better shape, with people dying due to the scarcity of basic medical care.

1009, 25 March 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I can’t wait for Nord to tell me how socialized medicine is working for Venzuela.

    Pure evil.  People die because of socialism on a massive scale.


  2. Le Roi du Nord

    “People die because of socialism on a massive scale”.

    As opposed to Canada, England, Norway, Sweden……..?    You spout pure ideological, knee-jerk nonsense.  It isn’t socialized medicine that is the problem, but rather the infrastructure and constraints placed by a reasonable and rational government.  To compare Venzuela (sic) to European socialized medicine is absolute nonsense.  You would be well served to do some homework.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    “death camp socialist health care”.  You won’t get much credibility with that type of alternative facts.  You know any Brits ?  Swedes?  Germans??  I do, and they all wonder how the worlds richest and most powerful country wants to have third world medical care.  Maybe you can explain.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann

    Nice dodge.

    So you are willing to concede the socialist health care death lines in England?

    Shall we move to the next socialist death trap country you mentioned?

    Or do you want to cut your loses after I destroyed you on England’s socialist health care death trap ?

    All socialist countries are some version of Venezuela, a typical leftist, socialist murder machine.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    No, I don’t admit to false claims.

    But I will admit that you really are desperate ( and factually challenged) to compare the health care in England to Venezuela.

    I’ll be TDY for a week so you will no doubt get in the last word.  Try to improve the truthiness.



  6. Kevin Scheunemann

    Your proof to counter the scientific studies of health care death waiting lines in England?

    You may be as bad than the socialist killers themselves, like the purposely ignorant German civilians living near doorstep of Auschwitz spreading disinformation…,”nothing to see here”.

    “Reprehensible” is only word to explain your willful, blind, hurtful, ignorance.

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