I had the opportunity to go see Michael Moore's new movie "Sicko" yesterday. I am so glad that I did. I sat through the two hour movie glued to the screen. I cried a little bit, laughed a lot, and shook my head in disbelief often. Because my own tendency towards our health care industry is to be cynical, I wasn't surprised by all that much the movie had to reveal. But I was touched by a lot of the people who appeared in the documentary.
While I don't want to give away anything to those of you who plan to see the movie - I just have to say that I walked out of the theater and got into my car feeling quite sad about my fellow Americans. Everyone deserves the right to basic health care, a notion that most western and industrialized countries embrace - with exception to the United States. The United States simply values profit over people. Folks in Canada, France, and Britain all spoke in the movie about how their health systems take care of everyone - regardless of their ability to pay, regardless of their pre-existing conditions, regardless of anything really.
What do you think it will take for America to take care of the health of it's country?
Do you think it is possible?