Sicko

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Sicko is a documentary film by Michael Moore. The film investigates the American health care system in 2007, focusing on its health insurance and pharmaceutical industry. The film compares the for-profit, non-universal U.S. system with the non-profit universal health care systems of Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Cuba.

According to the movie Sicko, almost fifty million Americans are uninsured and those who are covered with insurance are often victims of insurance company fraud and red tape. Interviews are conducted with people who thought they had adequate coverage but were denied care, as well as former employees of insurance companies who describe cost-cutting initiatives that encourage bonuses for insurance company physicians to deny medical treatments for policy holders.

In this documentary, the director / writer Michael Moore exposes the dysfunctional North American health care system, oriented to huge profits and not for their mission of saving lives. Further, Moore shows the corruption in the political system, with members of government and congress “bought” by the corporations and the situation of the average American citizens.

Sicko, 8.8 out of 10 based on 38 ratings

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  • http://www.paramountlifeinsurance.com Bruce Tuenge

    Many thanks for publishing this. It answered a whole lot of questions which I had.

    • J.C.Rombouts

      Very good documovie but also a bit overdun. Brouth with contrast and black and white. His step out of the door to Canada, Brittain and France was clever. Those systems are like they are in The Netherlands. He forgot to tell that the medical system cost you in those countries about 140 dollar per month, and there is a small own risk per year. The same as a insurance “no claim, some money back”. Evasive actions by the insurance compagnies as they excist in the US are not commen, but there now signals that they try it over here also. So, parlement watch out.
      The trick in Cuba is smart, but in political perspective nice propaganda for Cuba. But also a good argument to make a issue.
      —- Comment from The Netherlands (Holland) —-

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  • Si

    As if 65% of Americans can’t find Britain on a map?!?!?!?!??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the fuck?

    • Capitan

      Yeah, it’s true champ. I’m an Australian and when i went to college in America only 3 or 4 people in my dorm of 26 knew where Australia was on the map

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    True and outrageous, good movie.

  • Mseko_2000

    God bless the United States of America, and God bless Michael Moore.  God bless us, everyone.

  • Mseko_2000

    God bless the United States of America, and God bless Michael Moore.  God bless us, everyone.

  • Mseko_2000

    God bless the United States of America, and God bless Michael Moore.  God bless us, everyone.

  • naeJeillE

    The more documentaries I watch, the more I realise, the U.S.A is a fucked up place. Really, really fucked up. I am very glad I do not live there. My sympathy to all of you that do.