This thread is about health care rationing.
My healthcare (as an American) is close to the best in the world. What a doctor thinks I might need, be it a test just to be sure, or a procedure to eliminate a minor complaint, I get it with no waiting. In addition I get a routine battery of tests just to make sure I am Ok. A while ago I needed minor surgery for a minor bone growth... no problem, no waiting and no questions.
America doesnt have a health care problem for people in the professional classes, and I think the outcomes for well off Americans are truly among the best in the world.
America falls flat on its face with working class Americans. That is the problem.
A national healthcare system will likely hurt people in the professional class. They will have to wait longer, and they will be denied certain prpcedures and tests they took for granted before.
This is not political spin, it is economic reality.
And Linkat's fears are legitimate. Even in wealthy countries with national healthcare you can find stories of people upset by long waits for care or being denied care they believe is necessary.
Let's be honest. Not only is no system perfect, there will always be tradeoffs between one set of needs and another.
Not even Castro with all of his power could change that.