Yesterday we went to see the new Michael Moore flick called “Sicko.” It came out in theaters nation wide yesterday. Wow! What a great show! It paints a very bleak but true picture of how the American insurance companies have put profit FAR above saving lives and asks, yet again, the burning question: why, again, don’t we have a national health care system? Given our very real situation I was interested in seeing what he had to say about the American health situation, especially pertaining to insurance. And I have to say wow! What a great show! Definitely take the time to go see it. You’ll probably have to look for it because it’s not playing in the mainstream theaters. But it will definitely give you some things to think and talk about.
Now, before my comments get written off as yet another poor soul who has been manipulated by a persuasive filmmaker let me be clear, I am not a Michael Moore fan. Never have been, never will be. Just go see the movie despite your own Michael Moore/national healthcare beliefs. The first key to being educated is being willing to entertain views you may not agree with or being willing to listen to ideas from people you don’t particularly like.
Oh, and bring Kleenex. You’ll use them. The man knows how to be dramatic.