Monday, July 16, 2007


Everyone needs to watch Michael Moore's newest flick, Sicko.

While I agree with some critics who say the film is slightly propagandistic (our worst vs. their best), it is just sad and disgusting to realize how bad the lack of health care is in this country! Never mind comparing us to other countries!

The worst part of it all is the fact that not only do the uninsured suffer, but so do the insured! Co-pays! Medications! Deductibles! By no means is health insurance free! How can a middle-class family financially survive the increasing costs of a heart-attack? Of cancer?

Are there drawbacks? No system is perfect; but does that mean socialized systems never work? Think about your local policemen, firemen, public libraries, and post offices.

In the end, I'd rather be funding the government to help take care of its people, than to a bunch of shareholders - can you guess whose interest these shareholders have at heart?


Jon said...

What a different opinion from when we had yakitori a few months ago. :-P

I agree, it is quite sad. Even if someone recovers from cancer, they can be utterly devastated financially...and old people choosing between medicine and food, ugh

Jase said...

I plead the fifth. :P