I just finished watching Michael Moore’s new film Sicko. I must say, it’s an eye opener. I have to wonder how much of what is presented is careful editing to suit his purpose? The link to Sicko is one that was posted with permission on insanefilms.com.
I know that Michael Moore asks some very good questions. From someone who now has a serious pre-existing medical diagnosis, I am more concerned with the health care and waiting periods for the benefits included in a new job. We aren’t all healthy, and haven’t always avoided a cold or the flu. In this film, not disclosing something like a yeast infection will deny you coverage for certain diagnoses.
I tend to agree with the idea of a National Health Care System. I wish that someone like Krystal would let us know exactly how it works in Canada. My sister lives in England, and I know that as a US Citizen, she is still provided with the National Health Plan provided to all residents of Great Britain. I really don’t understand how it works for countries like Canada, Great Britain, Cuba and France, but the government here is so opposed to it. I’m sure it has alot to do with politics and the wealth of the upper class. Everyone should have the same opportunities to health care. That’s what this place (the US) is called. The Land of Opportunity! Yet, in the film, destitute people are being dropped off at a Rescue Mission to fend for themselves.
At the end of the movie, I have questions left unanswered. However, I think that Michael Moore’s ideas and viewpoint has come across.
What were your thoughts on the film?