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Michael Moore Has the Answer

The movie “SiCKO” — I went, I saw, and I was conquered!

Yes, I came out of “SiCKO” more convinced than ever that single-payer is the only solution to America’s healthcare problems.

Come on! We’re the wealthiest country on the planet. Why is it that Canada, Britain, France and even Cuba can deliver healthcare — FREE! — to all their citizens, and we can’t?

Go see “SiCKO” and you’ll know the answer. It’s because of the powerful opposition of insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and big HMOs. 

As long as they’re in charge, we’ll never be able to deliver healthcare to all Americans. Because all they care about is the bottom line, not keeping people healthy.

One warning: When you see “SiCKO,” be prepared to cry, as you meet one American after another, even little kids, screwed by their insurance carrier or health provider.

Yes, “SiCKO” will make you cry. It’ll also make you laugh. But mostly it’ll make you mad as hell. Which is what insurance companies are so worried about.

If enough Americans go see “SiCKO,” maybe they’ll get mad enough to demand that Congress take some action.

Tags Cinema of the United States Films Health Health maintenance organization Healthcare in the United States Human Interest Managed care Michael Moore Sicko United States

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