Controversial Michael Moore Flick 'Sicko' Will Compare U.S. Health Care with Cuba's - page 4

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  1. by   ZASHAGALKA
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/art..._sickness.html

    "Is all that ails the U.S. health-care system that it's not run by a Communist dictatorship? That has long been a premise of apologists for Fidel Castro who extol the virtues of medical care on his totalitarian island nation."

    "The only reason to fantasize about Cuban health care is to stick a finger in the eye of the Yanquis. For the likes of Michael Moore, the true glory of Cuba is less its health care than the fact that it is an enemy of the United States. That's why romanticizing Cuban medicine isn't just folly, but itself qualifies as a kind of sickness."


    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from anonymurse
    How ever did a thread about a MM film stray so far afield?
    (On purpose ).


    steph
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    We're taking a few days and going to San Antonio and Carlsbad Caverns starting tomorrow.

    You know what Bridget Jones says about that: a mini-break must means true love.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

    Taking the kids?

    Back on topic . . . . . propaganda is a very good definition of what MM does. I'm still interested in whether this is a hit piece on nurses and docs too. Guess I'll go google it for awhile . .now that I have a day off.


    steph
  4. by   msdobson
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    The pharmaceutical industry received reports from Cannes, according to Ken Johnson, senior vice-president of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), who says a friend called him from France after seeing the flick. PhRMA, whose membership includes Amgen, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson, issued a statement that chastises Moore's "latest escapades" as "finding new ways to advance his political agenda."
    Instead, the drug company group says, "a review of America's health-care system should be balanced, thoughtful, and well-researched to pin down what works and what needs to be improved. You won't get that from Michael Moore."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19033249/page/2/
  6. by   DarrenWright
    It's just unfortunate that his comparison will not be accurate.

    It will show that a media moment will afford the cherry-picked guests access to Cuban medicine that the average Cuban citizen does not have.

    You have once again been duped by Michael Moore.
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from DarrenWright
    It's just unfortunate that his comparison will not be accurate.

    It will show that a media moment will afford the cherry-picked guests access to Cuban medicine that the average Cuban citizen does not have.

    You have once again been duped by Michael Moore.
    I assume it means "you" plural?
    I haven't seen the film so cannot possibly know what is in it.
    Even when I do see it i know that I don't know enough about health care in other countries to be certain.

    I do know we have a real crisis in the United States health care. Everyone is at risk. Insured and not insured.
    Glad for a film that will interest people in discussing health care.
  8. by   DarrenWright
    It's sad that people will boil this travesty of media down to a gratefulness that someone who has a history of remarkable untruthfulness and hypocrisy will be the one to compare US healthcare to Cuba, and thereby spark discussion.

    What this film won't mention is the people who were selectively considered (because they were 9/11 workers with healthcare problems), but then excluded from going.

    Not sure why this healthcare was good enough for a few, but not the rest. God forbid MM lose any money on this film. God knows he didn't make as much as he expected on his Halliburton stock, even after claiming that he didn't own a single share of any kind of stock.

    I wonder if he'll be selling the thousands of shares he owns in one of the major pharmaceutical companies.
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
  10. by   diawc
    Just another example of why freedom needs to be teamed with responsibility. Does his film offer any suggestions to "fix" things? Or is it just a cheap shot and then he walks away with the $$ he makes off it. Sad
  11. by   HM2VikingRN
    Single Payer!
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    I have not seen the film so don't have any facts on which to base an opinion.
    Perhaps the film does have facts.


    Single Payer!
    HM2Viking
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    This is a film. Of course it doesn't cover everything. In the 3rd quarter of the 20th century I took speech. Did you? Or English?
    Remember the "Persuasive speech" assignment?
    Or a similar assignment to write a paper?

    This review was written by a woman who did see the film:

    Sicko Diagnoses a Cure for the Nation

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rose-a...-_b_48872.html

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