For Everyone Who Doesn’t Understand Why Mexicans Are Dying From Swine Flu, But No One Else Is … I Have The Answer!
Posted by Casey on April 29, 2009
Scientists are baffled as to why the swine flu is so much more deadly in Mexico than in the US.
Really? Let me help them out.
I know, I know … You are all shocked. As it turns out, the swine flu is more dangerous in Mexico because Mexico is a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY YOU IDIOTS!
By now some of you are asking about Mexico’s health care system … is it private or universal? Well, it’s actually both.
Mexico fosters three unequal, yet parallel systems of health care. There are six government-run social security institutions that provide care for approximately 50 million of Mexico’s gainfully employed. The uninsured poor, comprised of about 40 million Mexicans, receive limited health-care benefits administered by the Ministry of Health of Mexico. The private sector, which represents about 3 million Mexicans, is comprised of individuals whose health-care funding is met through private insurance carriers.
Mexico’s healthcare system has actually won some awards.
And you think your health insurance company is bad? Just be happy you don’t live in Mexico. There it takes two physicians, four bureaucrats, and quadruplicate forms to get life-saving medications in that country, and as Cecilia Velazquez, winner of this year’s red tape “prize” in Mexico has brought to our attention, Mexico’s healthcare system is a bureaucratic nightmare that is just unacceptable–to the point of winning said contest in her home country for the long waiting times, multiple hoops, and redundancies built into the system.
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