Monday, July 09, 2007

SiCKO is a powerful documentary...

This past weekend I saw Michael Moore's SiCKO. I can see why representatives of the Health Insurance industry are trying to discredit Moore.

Moore won an Academy Award for 2002's gun-control documentary, "Bowling for Columbine," and made 2004's President Bush-bashing "Fahrenheit 9/11."

"Sicko," his dissection of U.S. health-care infirmities, opened June 29 and is being distributed by the Weinstein Co.

Moore, 53, presents horror stories of Americans who have gone bankrupt and lost loved ones after health insurers denied coverage. He contrasts public health-care coverage in Canada, Great Britain and France with the private U.S. system. He visits Cuba for treatment of ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers, a trip that has prompted the U.S. Treasury Department to investigate Moore for potential violations of the trade embargo.

I highly recommend this documentary. You will laugh but it will bring a tear to your eye. It should be required viewing for every politician in this country.


Digby has this excellent review of SiCKO.

Update #2

C & L has this video clip of Michael Moore interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN. What a smackdown!