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Went to see SiCKO, an I think it is really a must-see for all Americans. If you are an American who has never had a health problem, or if you are wealthy or at least affluent, then you may not see the need to be concerned about the health care system in this country. But there is a great need to be concerned, and to do something about it.
I am beginning to realize that I am very likely, if I live long enough, to share the fate of one of the people featured in the film: an 80 year old man who has to work until he dies in order to be able to afford his medications. I am certain that I will never truly be able to retire. Not only that, I will have to work for the employer who now provides my health insurance for the rest of my life because at my age and having had a few previous minor ailments and conditions, I might not be able to obtain new health insurance.
When the movie opened here, there was an event staged by some medical professionals at one of the theaters. It was in support of universal health care. [Full coverage here]
I am not suggesting that anyone make up their mind based on a Michael Moore movie, but definitely don't believe the lies and propaganda of corporations whose concern for their profits are at the top of the list, and this includes the politicians who have been bought and paid for. To those folks who have suggested that perhaps MM, rather than getting people riled up about our broken health care system, should perhaps be watching his diet and trying to get healthier... what are you really suggesting? That the answer is just to not get sick? Watch your diet and exercise and everything will work out fine? I'm sorry, but that's just delusional, or maybe just naive. This is just too important an issue, and corporations should not be deciding who gets adequate medical care and who doesn't based on their financial bottom line.
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