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Old 06-29-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Those with health insurance and those without tune into the new Michael Moore Documentary Sicko http://www.sickotix.com/
and prepare for some surprises. I work in health care, the insurance issue is critical for all of us in the US.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:50 AM   #2
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I'm excited for this one - hopefully it will bring more attention to a very serious problem we are facing as a society.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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yeah Micheal Moore Can't wait to see it!
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Here in the Netherlands, it's obligated to have a health insurance, and I'm glad about that. When you get ill, most of the times you aren't warned. An insurance is always a good thing to have.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:00 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by newamy View Post
Those with health insurance and those without tune into the new Michael Moore Documentary Sicko http://www.sickotix.com/
and prepare for some surprises. I work in health care, the insurance issue is critical for all of us in the US.
Did you get the postcard sent by the CNA? I wonder when they are going national...

I really want to see this film. Michael Moore is a bit of an alarmist, but I think, in this day and age, it's what's needed to get peoples attention.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:26 AM   #6
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Michael Moore is a bit of an alarmist, but I think, in this day and age, it's what's needed to get peoples attention.
I don't think he is being an alarmist at all on this topic. Our system is sick.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:39 AM   #7
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Here in the Netherlands, it's obligated to have a health insurance, and I'm glad about that. When you get ill, most of the times you aren't warned. An insurance is always a good thing to have.
My state has enacted a similar law - mandatory health insurance for all residents. However, the US healthcare system is such a nightmare at the moment that laws like this don't do enough to help.

Most US citizens/residents without insurance aren't uninsured by choice - they are uninsured by necessity.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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He caused a bit of a controversy in Canada with this movie. I didn't see it yet, but apparently he goes in a hospital in Ontario and ask patients how long they usually wait. People say things like 20 minutes... it might be the case in this hospital but it has nothing to do with reality here in Montreal!

This being said, as imperfect as our system in Canada is, I'm glad that every single citizen is covered, and that the care you will receive in a hospital will be the same whether you are rich or poor. Our hospitals are critically understaffed however and it causes a lot of problems. It's hard to find a perfect system...
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I'm glad that every single citizen is covered, and that the care you will receive in a hospital will be the same whether you are rich or poor. Our hospitals are critically understaffed however and it causes a lot of problems. It's hard to find a perfect system...
My husband had a co-worker from Canada for awhile- he too said it wasn't always perfect and there were occassional horror stories- but in the US there are thousands of horrible horror stories- I have encountered a bit of it in my line of work-seeing people who either delay care or fear bankruptcy- not all poor people or even working people are guaranteed a right to health care here. It may not be perfect in Canada- but what a comfort to know that no matter what you can take your child to the doctor.
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Originally Posted by newamy View Post
I don't think he is being an alarmist at all on this topic. Our system is sick.
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His style is alarmist. He makes an impact by acting hysterical and jumping up and down screaming for people to pay attention. it has nothing to do with the content of his information.

I am definitely not judging his content bc I too, work in the healthcare industry and think this topic should be number 2 on the list of things to pay attention to.
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