you can find money to kill people, you
can find money to help people.
" - Tony Benn
Moore's latest documentary film Sicko,
on the for profit healthcare and perscription
drug industry, it's differences in America
and other countries, was recently released
and I was fortunate to get a early seat.
This 113 minute film was written, nproduced
and directed by Moore himself and shows
different ways the insurance companies
deny or delay services and how it in itself
is a profit making venture.
see several court testimonies towards
this notion (including one from Dr. Linda
Peeno) and get into how these denials
or delays effect real families due to
shortage of money and/or medical services
not done in time leading to death or even
worse conditions for the the sick person(s).
get to see those volunteers from the 9-11
tragedy who weren't able to collect from
their insurance company because they weren't
officially sanctioned workers and their
see one woman who has to go to Canada
to get healthcare because she has been
diagnosed with a form of cancer she was
deemed by her insurance company to young
to have. We see a nurse whose husband
was denied a procedure by her in house
insurance because the procedure was seen
as experimental and how it has left her
goes to Canada and get testimonials from
citizens and medical workers there on
how you go about getting medical treatment
does the same in England and France and
the result for all three that could leave
seems to attack the healthcare industry
without being totally political or blaming
one side or the
other. He does mention presidential candidate
Hillary Clinton at one point being a champion
advocate for universal healthcare and
now being one of the highest paid senators
from the insurance companies.
lastly takes some of the people you meet
in America throughout the film to Cuba
and shows how this "monster"
of a country takes care of their citizens
compared to the United States.
see the start of the HMOs and hear a sensation
conversation with Richard NIxon and an
advisor over the real point of creating
hear from Tony Benn, a British Labour
party legend about his views on healthcare
and it's history. Benn, now retired also
talks about democracy and about organization
of the people. Moore is sure to not only
talk to citizens of the countries he visits
but visiting and moved Americans too so
you can get a full picture of universal
movie isn't about bashing one person it's
about demanding accountability from the
U.S. government for healthcare for all,
regardless of price, pre-existing
conditions, age, or any other detail.
It has been proven to work in other countries
why not America?
I'll give it 5 GeoGlobes.