Flights transporting critically injured Haitians into the United States have temporarily been suspended because of logistical issues, including a lack of space, a White House spokesman said Saturday in response to reports of a dispute over who would pay for patients' care....
But the U.S. military said Saturday that the flights were stopped Wednesday because "some states are unwilling to allow entry for Haitian nationals for critical care," according to Navy Capt. Kevin Aandahl, a spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Command.
Haiti is on the doorstep of the nation who frequently reminds us it is the richest and has the "best" healthcare in the world. Alright for the rich, and the rich alone. This is the whole problem with mainstream American thinking on healthcare - it is just another competitive service available at a price, rather than an intrinsic human right. Where I've lived most of my life, in Australia and France, the systems are far from perfect, but access to care is on the basis of illness not insurance. Just ask American's who have fallen ill and needed hospital care in France.