Cruise Bruise: The hidden cruise ship # travel medical cost of #cruise ship travel to Cuba has secret benefits for cruise ship passengers and crew members.
Medical issues while traveling are a primary concern for cruise ship passengers, cruise crew members and the cruise lines traveling the high seas. As cruise lines and ferries begin to prepare for transporting people to Cuba by sea in record numbers, the issue of health care in Cuba needs to take front stage.
What people may know about Cuba and their health care in modern times, was mostly learned from news articles after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to offer aid to the United States with the offer to send 1,586 doctors and 26 tons of medicine. The United States declined the offer.
How could Cuba offer to send so many doctors to the United States? According to Wikipedia, in 2005, Cuba had 627 physicians and 94 dentists per 100,000 population. To put the number into perspective, that year the United States had 225 physicians and 54 dentists per 100,000 population.Read more on Cruise Bruise