Life Lessons from Chávez's Cancer

On many levels, thanks to Venezuelan president Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, Americans are in the midst of a teachable moment.  If President of the United States Barack Obama pays attention, maybe he can learn a thing or two from the experiences of a man whose politics mirrors his own. Just last summer, Hugo Chávez revealed that "Cuban doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his abdominal region."  The socialist, totalitarian tyrant has had three operations in less than one year and recently spent time receiving treatment in Cuba, a country other than the one whose health care system imprisons the 29 million people he leads. Unlike their leader, if Venezuelans get sick, they don't have the luxury of choosing the quality and quantity of treatment.  Statistics show that only 4% of the Venezuelan population is aged 65 or older -- for the 4%, that's indicative of good genes, not good medicine.  At 57 years old, apparently Mr. Chávez is part of the unfortunate 96%...(Read Full Article)

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