Pierre Dupuch: National Health Insurance and Rats
By Former MP Pierre Dupuch
Feb 25, 2016 - 10:05:17 PM
I travelled down the valley of life, I banked around a corner and
smelled what appeared to be a decaying rat. As I went further, the
smell increased and, low and behold, at the end of the valley there was
indeed a dead rat, the proposed National Health Insurance plan.
first I wondered why there was such a hell fired rush to provide
something that the people already had - Universal health care. For many
years, if a person could not afford private health care they went to
the clinic. Granted the service was slow and the lines were long. But
there was service and it was FREE.
The other problem that the
country faced was catastrophic events, such as strokes, cancer or major
operations. These were not offered as a free service at the clinic
level. Many times people had to have cookouts to pay for them.
reasonable person would assume that the catastrophic events would take
precedence over the common cold, belly ache, etc. After all, things
like the common cold were covered - not too well, but covered.
solution to the clinic problem would have been to clean up the clinics,
staff them properly, make them more efficient and they'd be on their
way. But no, the government does nothing to cure the overflow problem
at the clinics, they only add to it.
Anyone with three ounces of
sense would think that the government would tackle the most critical
problem with health care first, and that would be catastrophic events.
of taking care of the real problem, they tear the whole system apart.
This makes no sense, and when something makes no sense there is
something else that the eye does not see and is being camouflaged.
my opinion, the medical industry is being highjacked! In everyday
life, it's called a "Hostile Takeover" of the medical industry by some
individuals with excess change and some of "the boys." I think that the
government has been totally hoodwinked. I can't bring myself to
believe they're a part of it. But I will deal with that part later.
government promised to publish the proposed legislation so that the
public would have a chance to comment on it. Good. They have now made
it public, but have given the people ONLY eight days to read, digest,
discuss and comment on it. It is a forty-page document.
have this document and will comment on it in detail. But not now.
Other events have come up that the public should be made aware of.
Cuban doctors. The Bahamas Government says that these doctors will be
sent to the Family Islands and that every island will now have its own
Great! But according to Caribbean News Now, the Cuban
Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted as saying, "a brigade of 18 Cuban
health professionals arrived
in The Bahamas to offer their services in different Bahamian Public
Hospitals, mainly in the capital Nassau and in Freeport, Grand Bahama."
the one hand, the Bahamian officials say that these doctors will be
spread out over the various islands that don't have medical facilities.
On the other, the Cubans say this "brigade" of doctors will be used in
local hospitals. I interpret this to mean the Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Somebody
should get their story straight. Why?
If this Cuban "brigade"
of doctors is spread out over the islands, what will happen? The doctor
will spend two hours a day seeing patients and the rest of the time
will be spent fishing for fish and fishing for human minds to teach
communism and Cuban socialism. Yes folks, if this is true, then
ten years from now
a candidate running for a seat in Parliament in the Family Islands will
either adhere to socialism or communism, or they won't get a single
This "brigade of doctors" that they talk about was formed
by Fidel Castro shortly after he gained power in Cuba and has been sent
to underdeveloped countries to spread the word of Communism. They are
hired by the Cuban government who in turn sends them to us. This is not
new; I just never thought that any Bahamian Government would lead their
people in this direction just to get votes.
If the other
statement is true, and that they are to work in the hospitals here, they
are being used to force the local doctors to accept something that they
don't agree with. This is commonly known as "union busting."
Union President, is this a sign of things to come? A government with
the attitude, "Take what we say or we'll send for slave labour from
Dont believe this can't happen! Believe me, this will happen if it is not stopped now.
Just thought you'd like to know.
you've absorbed this, I'll tell you more about what I believe is a
"hostile takeover" of the medical profession in The Bahamas.
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