Venezuela is a socialist nation with a national socialized healthcare system. Their great healthcare system financially collapsed over a year ago and now, thousands of Venezuelans are crossing the border into Colombia to seek medical care they are unable to obtain in their own country.
Venezuela’s health crisis is spilling over to neighboring Colombia, where the border town of Cucuta is struggling to provide the medical care increasingly unavailable in the socialist country.
As a result, Cucuta’s main hospital has amassed a monumental amount of debt as it helps out the thousands of Venezuelan patients that arrive every year from across the border. A large number of those are women in labor.
“In the first quarter of 2017, [Erasmo Meoz Hospital] admitted 1,000 Venezuelans. The increasing rate is worrying, as it could come to 4,000 migrants cared for by the end of this year,” said Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria to Bluradio earlier this month…
Venezuela has a nationalized healthcare program that financially collapses. Great Britain has a nationalized healthcare system that is experiencing serious financial problems. Canada has a nationalized healthcare system that is also experiencing financial problems. No matter what kind of nationalized healthcare program the United States has, it is certain to follow the financial woes of the others.