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It’s Time to Fix the American Healthcare Crisis

March 4, 2009 | Healthcare | My Ramblings | 1 Comment
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I am ecstatic that the new Obama administration is finally going to do something about the American Healthcare System, which is a complete mess.  Over a year ago when I saw the movie “Sicko“, produced by film director Michael Francis Moore, who also produced “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11”, it made me very angry.

If you haven’t seen Sicko, I highly recommend seeing it. Sicko is a documentary that highlights the problems and catastrophes with the American Healthcare system. The film profiles several ordinary Americans whose lives have been disrupted, shattered and in some cases ended because of the healthcare catastrophe.

The film highlights that the crisis doesn’t only affect the 47 million Americans who are uninsured, but the millions of other citizens who pay their premiums only to get strangled by the bureaucratic red tape.

Sicko details how the American healthcare system came to be such a mess and highlights countries around the world where all citizens receive free healthcare, including Canada, Great Britain and France. The film also shows how 9/11 rescue volunteers who now suffer from debilitating illnesses have been denied medical attention, however, the suspected terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay, Cub prison receive free healthcare.

Michael Moore’s healthcare proposal is as follows:

1. Every American must have full, uninterrupted healthcare coverage for life.
2. Private, for-profit health insurance companies must be abolished.
3. Profits of pharmaceutical companies must be strictly regulated like a public utility.

Hopefully, Sicko has awaken the American public as to how terrible our healthcare system is and that change is needed.

Trailer for Sicko

 


Michael Moore is urging people to videotape and post their healthcare nightmares on YouTube to help convince Congress that radical change is needed.

 
News Clip about the Movie
 
 

Resource Links: 
California Nurses Association
http://www.calnurse.org/
The FealGood Foundation
http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com/
Guaranteed Healthcare
http://www.guaranteedhealthcare.org/
Health Care for All
http://www.healthcareforall.org/
HealthCare-NOW!
http://www.healthcare-now.org/
California State Senator Sheila Kuehl
http://www.sen.ca.gov/kuehl
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
http://www.nhchc.org
OneCareNow
http://www.onecarenow.org/
Physicians for a National Health Program
http://www.pnhp.org

 

 

 

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One Comment to “It’s Time to Fix the American Healthcare Crisis”

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