Socialized medicine is inferior to what we enjoy in the US, but where it has been imposed (usually against the will of the people) it does occasionally come in handy for getting rid of ... socialists.
Hugo Chávez extended stay in a Cuban hospital is because he is in critical condition, according to a report in El Nuevo Herald.For Cuban healthcare translate "complicated situation" as "incompetent medical staff and facilities."
The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public June 9 and last heard from on June 12, on a phone call with Venezuelan state television, was said to have been treated for a pelvic abscess in Cuba.
During the call Chávez said that medical tests showed no sign of any "malignant" illness. But according to the report in El Nuevo Herald, Chávez finds himself in "critical condition, not grave, but critical, in a complicated situation."
The Miami newspaper cited U.S. intelligence officials who wished to remain anonymous.
Good for you Hugo, livin' the dream and livin' it large.