Controversial Michael Moore Flick 'Sicko' Will Compare U.S. Health Care with Cuba's - page 50

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  1. by   nurse healer
    Your information is great! Let's keep beating the bushes as a collective group of nurses!
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from Bizara7
    Does anyone know of a nursing organization that is working towards health care reform in the United States? I couldn't find anything on the internet so perhaps I'll start one right now. Would anyone like to join me? I have had some unique experiences regarding this subject matter and I have to admit that I whole heartedly agree with Michael Moore. Over the last 10 years I have lived in Australia, Holland, and France. I was treated medically in both France and Australia and it truly was a pleasure. As for nursing I have spent the last few months in one of the busiest EDs in MA and the things I've seen.... especially in the elderly population, I feel ashamed! My entire philosophy regarding my profession and my art as a nurse is that health care is a right and never EVER should it be a privalige. We as providers are obligated to change a system that is failing. Isn't that our job, to advocate for our patients???
    Hallelujah halleluja Hallelujah
  3. by   lindarn
    Quote from Bizara7
    Does anyone know of a nursing organization that is working towards health care reform in the United States? I couldn't find anything on the internet so perhaps I'll start one right now. Would anyone like to join me? I have had some unique experiences regarding this subject matter and I have to admit that I whole heartedly agree with Michael Moore. Over the last 10 years I have lived in Australia, Holland, and France. I was treated medically in both France and Australia and it truly was a pleasure. As for nursing I have spent the last few months in one of the busiest EDs in MA and the things I've seen.... especially in the elderly population, I feel ashamed! My entire philosophy regarding my profession and my art as a nurse is that health care is a right and never EVER should it be a privalige. We as providers are obligated to change a system that is failing. Isn't that our job, to advocate for our patients???
    I would be happy to join you. Count me in!! PM me.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
    Last edit by lindarn on Jul 19, '07 : Reason: spelling
  4. by   UKRNinUSA
    Quote from Bizara7
    Does anyone know of a nursing organization that is working towards health care reform in the United States?
    There's an organization in your state -I don't know anything about them but here's the website. I tend to think that getting involved at the state level will be more effective than at the federal level for the meantime, with all that bipartisan bickering that goes on in Washington

    http://www.masscare.org/about/

    and here's a link to a state by state guide for universal healthcare

    http://65.61.27.230/files/states/statelinks.html
    Last edit by UKRNinUSA on Jul 19, '07
  5. by   bigreddog1934
    the national nurses organizing committee, the national group of the union that got the nurse to patient laws is working very hard on national health care. they have been doing drives to get nurses to see the movie and to get involved with the general movement. rn power!

    here's their website:

    http://www.calnurses.org/nnoc/
  6. by   elizabeth321
    Our union organization in Canada bought tickets and distributed to our membership...encouraging nurses to see the movie....Michael Moore found out and reimbursed the organization and then offered free admission to all nurses for one week.......http:http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/20...rses-free.html

    The movie confirmed much of what I have heard from nurses who have done some travel nursing in the states......

    I am so inspired by those of you who are banding together and are willing to do the hard thing....and make a difference.....it is so true that if everyone united so much could be accomplished.......well done!

    L
  7. by   NurseShasta
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I agree that the so-called health care "system" in this country is broken and in desperate need of overhaul.

    However, I don't believe Michael Moore is the right messenger for this particular crusade. His politics are problematic, for one thing; he's so far to the left of mainstream America that his credibility is questionable at best. And as a Hollywood type, he lacks the gravitas to make the case for universal health care.

    In my mind, what's needed to take this fight to the level of attention it deserves is "spokespeople" who are neither celebrities nor political extremists. I doubt MM has a clue about what it's like to have to choose between paying the electric bill and taking a sick child to the doctor, or to file for bankruptcy because your wages are being garnished to pay medical bills incurred in the past. Give me someone who's 'been there, done that'.........and has an idea about how to fix it, rather than just complaining.

    Just my two cents' worth.
    Complaining is one thing and making a documentary to inform other people is quite another.
    He's only a "Hollywood type" due to his success is documentaries, not because his face is on the silver screen.
    How do you know he hasn't "been there, done that" He if anyone is a regular guy. His opinions, which by the way have back up, are worth just as much as yours. At least he has the ba#$s to get off his rear-end and do something about it instead of...complaining?
  8. by   nurse healer
    I agree....the California Nurses Association is asking RN to help educate moviegoers about Guaranteed Healtcare in America. Call 1.800.578.8225 or email www.guaranteedhealthcare.org/sicko to receive an RN Action Kit.

    I will join your effort also! I am soooo ready to return to bedside nursing but not until the greed is gone.
  9. by   fronkey bean
    Quote from nurse healer
    I agree....the California Nurses Association is asking RN to help educate moviegoers about Guaranteed Healtcare in America. Call 1.800.578.8225 or email www.guaranteedhealthcare.org/sicko to receive an RN Action Kit.

    I will join your effort also! I am soooo ready to return to bedside nursing but not until the greed is gone.
    I know somebody addressed this earlier in the thread but I can't find it. Why are pvt insurers banned? It seems to me that if someone didn't want to use the hr676 system why not give them that choice?
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    Perhaps they would stay in business for cosmetic dentistry, botox, or such that the regular policy wouldn't cover?

    Maybe their employees could do something useful?

    ...Health Care Services Covered!

    This program will cover all medically-necessary services, including primary care, inpatient care, outpatient care, emergency care, prescription drugs, durable medical equipment, long term care, mental health services, dentistry, eye care, chiropractic, and substance abuse treatment. Patients have their choice of physicians, providers, hospitals, clinics, and practices.
    Medicare will be improved and everybody will get it.

    Conversion to A Non-Profit Health Care System!

    Private health insurers shall be prohibited under this act from selling coverage that duplicates the benefits of the Medicare for All program....

    http://www.guaranteedhealthcare.org/...-insurance-act
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Jul 21, '07
  11. by   fronkey bean
    I just don't understand why pvt. insurers would be prohibited except for non-necessary proceedures. I mean, they may not be needed but I don't see why they should be prohibited.
  12. by   HM2VikingRN
    Quote from fronkey bean
    I just don't understand why pvt. insurers would be prohibited except for non-necessary proceedures. I mean, they may not be needed but I don't see why they should be prohibited.
    Because for basic care they would expect government subsidy for a handout to take the business.
  13. by   fronkey bean
    Quote from HM2Viking
    Because for basic care they would expect government subsidy for a handout to take the business.
    Economics is not my strong suit. Are you saying that they would want payment from gov't for the services they pay for? And if the gov't would have paid the same amt anyway, what's the problem w/that?

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