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sicko

i saw sicko on sunday. it was a compelling, humorous, saddening movie.

the film starts by depicting a few people who have had horrible accidents or diseases only to be told that their insurance would not be covering the problem or that their lack of insurance would lead to massive debt.

then he jumps abroad: canada, england, france . . . cuba. in each of these countries he mets people who have been receiving universal healthcare as part of their taxes and loving it. he also seems to find an american who has expatriated to the country in order to receive the care.

the first three countries are not so surprising to me, but in cuba, the americans that he brings with him receive amazing care with plans to follow after leaving the hospital. i was wondering at what point of the movie moore was gonna get some elective surgeries, but that’s neither here nor there.

reaction: i take the movie with a grain of salt as moore often finds people who will support his idea, while it may be just as easy to find the opposite. there has to be people dissatisfied with the quality of care or the quality of technology in hospitals in the rest of the no-charge world. however, a case is made for universal healthcare in the us. we’re #37 in healthcare and have a terrible infant mortality rate, its not like we’re paying for premium service. it is obvious changes are necessary, but how?

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