Friday, June 29, 2007
Sicko.....GO SEE IT!
I just returned home from seeing the documentary, "Sicko", by Michael Moore about the US Healthcare system. YOU HAVE TO GO SEE IT, regardless of what you think of Michael Moore.
This movie takes a comparitive look at the US healthcare system, versus healthcare systems in other countries with socialized healthcare, such as Canada, England, France, and even Cuba.
This movie highlighted another frustrating aspect of our society. How could the US Goverment provide better healthcare to Al-Queida detaineees in Guatonomo Bay then their own people?
Did you know that doctors in England, a country with socialized healthcare, make enough to live comfortably, and get bonuses if they improve thier patients health?
Did you know in France, that they send you a nanny when you have a child-and they even do laundry- for FREE! The French also have a 35 hour workweek, and 5-10 WEEKS of vacation minium.
Did you know that Medical expenses are the leading causes of bankrupcy in the US?
And in these countries with socialized healthcare.....they don't pay a dime for it. Lower quality medical care is a myth.
It also brings to light that in the USA, we live to work, not work to live. Why do we value materialistic things and "profit" more than the quality of our lives as well the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors? Why are we afraid to revolt and force change within our government? If things continue this way the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer.
Unfortunately, we will see more people we care about negatively affected by the current systems we have in place.
I don't want to give too much away. Go see it....and you'll understand how I feel. It will DEFINETLY open up your eyes, and you will be glad you saw it.
There are many myths explained and horrors exposed in this powerful film. How can we do this to our own people??? I truly hope this move stirs people to discussion and ultimately to action.
2nd best film I've ever seen, next to Shawshank Redemtion.
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