Five years ago, filmmaker Michael Moore did a documentary called "Sicko'' on the crisis in America's health care industry. I just watched it this week with my good girl and it is even more relevant today with the health care debate going on.
If you haven't seen it, I recommend you getting it from your library or video store or Netflicks. Moore tells all the horror stories of people dying when they are denied a procedure or going bankrupt because of medical expenses and one older couple moving in the storage room of their daughter's house when they went bankrupt because of medical expenses.
And then he went to Canada, England and France and even Cuba -- yes Cuba -- to show how they have better health care than we do.
Of course, he could now do a sequel with the current debate. It is almost hard to believe. Obama gets a modest bill passed that eliminates some of the horrors like stopping the insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing illnesess that was modeled after the bill Mitt Romney passed in Massachusetts that covers 98 per cent of the people and includes an individual mandate. And now Romney is running against it and threatening to repeal it if he is elected.
The critics talk about government takeover of health care when it actually leaves the insurance companies in charge. And, of course, we have government health care for those over 65 called Medicare and it is popular. Nobody would consider repealing that.
Well, enough of that rant but I would recommend the movie if you want a good luck about what a mess our health care system is.
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