July 01, 2007

Sicko Hits Home

Sicko definitely lives up to its billings. It makes a powerful case for how sick our health care system is in the United States and how much better it could be.

I took my sister with me to see it on Saturday. She's worked in the health insurance industry for years and seen a lot of changes in the way the industry operates. Despite that, she wasn't very excited about going, preferring to see something more "entertaining" like Ratatouille and she said that her friends at work weren't interested in seeing it either. After watching it, she said that she really wished she could live in France instead. Nothing like seeing how it really could be for making people realize how obscenely disgusting our current system is.

I had signed up with MoveOn to pass out flyers after the showing and, boy, that was the easiest thing I've ever done. People were definitely ready to see if there was something they could do after seeing the show. And it was nice to run into other MoveOn members in front of the theater doing the same.

As I said, Michael Moore is ready to make sure we won't get bulldozed again with statements that Americans will never consider a single payer solution to our health care crisis. The pundits are already saying that Americans don't want socialized medicine and of course with our politicians deep in debt to the health care industry lobbyists, they are putting their money where their mouth it. Well, now is our chance to tell them, go jump in a lake. It's our turn to tell our representatives that they either represent us or we will find someone who will. It's time to get real health care reform and stop the vampires that are feeding off the sick.

If you can go today, do sign up with MoveOn and take some flyers with you to help give people an action they can take. You'll be glad you did.

Posted by Mary at July 1, 2007 05:59 AM | Health/Medicine/Health Care | TrackBack(3) | Technorati links |

Sicko is an enlightening and thought provoking film! In it, Moore does a fantastic job of exposing the shortcomings and downright failures of our system...
But did you know that there is already a Bill in the House that proposes a solution? Its called HR676: National Health Insurance Act and 70+ Reps have already signed on to it!
Go here: http://hr676.theunderrepresented.com/ to ask your rep to support this revolutionary legislation!
HR676 may not be the ultimate final answer to this massive problem, but we need to push Congress to continue the dialogue on this issue now!

Posted by: theunderrepresented at July 1, 2007 10:19 AM

Sicko is the best Moore movie. He dissects health care here and in Canada,England, France,and Cuba. Their systems all are free,and even universal care ideas here don't compare to those countries. I enjoyed his trip to Cuba,and the care in which doctors show in other countries,even making housecalls! Health care is a right,and we have the worst system in the world!

Posted by: BRIAN at July 1, 2007 07:19 PM

It's hard to imagine that anyone could have designed a worse way to provide health care to a modern nation than the one we're stuck with. I'm glad Micheal Moore made this movie. I probably won't see it, since I'm trying to watch my bile levels these days ;), but I've read enough that I feel like I've been there.

Posted by: Cujo359 at July 1, 2007 08:41 PM