Sicko

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Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics there. He interviews patients and doctors in the U.K. about cost, quality, and salaries. He examines why Nixon promoted HMOs in 1971, and why the Clintons' reform effort failed in the 1990s. He talks to U.S. ex-pats in Paris about French services, and he takes three 9/11 clean-up volunteers, who developed respiratory problems, to Cuba for care.

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  • Rita_sms 2 years ago

    after seeing this documentary, i think human's right watch sould go to america....at least in my country health is equally offered to everyone, even if it takes time. i think the difference between usa and europe is that here we still care about others, and are most of the times happy to help others. isn't a medical quote : never deny health care to those in need???!??! god bless europe!!

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  • someones mad.......

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  • rambunctious cow 2 years ago

    Well i think canada works for many reasons.   Yes you have to wait - if your matter is not urgent....or you don't choose to follow advice..... However, if it's life threatening or will really ruin your quality of life, you can access the best care, equally offered to the rich or poor as fast as you need it.

    I work in and have accessed health care here (in excess) as a 42 year old stage 4 cancer survivor. I've also had multiple concussions, knee injuries, other illnesses. My family has received the best possible care with spinal cord, head injuries, chronic illnesses and mental health issues. I've also provided health care services to the homeless, drug addicted and mentally ill on skid row.  When we needed it - care was there and the quality of care was leading edge. Even on skid row.  Living in British Columbia, Canada offers the best chance of surviving cancer in the world......In addition we offer some of the best end of life care in the world!  We need to get on top of costs - there's alot of waste and lack of outcomes in some areas but i have NO issue being taxed for the quality of care I've received. I love to know that a low income minority has the same access as i do.

    Please stop insulting each other - we are all entitled to our opinions and shouldn't be slamming each other so blatantly. Life is too short to be angry.

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  • Terence 2 years ago

    I love this documentary. Im so happy that our President Barack Obama has implemented the Affordable Health Care Act which is a start to the Universal Health Care we Americans need. All we need is our US Congress to let us at least try it and Im positive we will love it!

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  • Guest 2 years ago

    HAHA, all of America isn't LA, NYC, and Chiocago contrary to what HollyWood and the media shows you.  Yes, I wouldn't live in those places either.  But I live in a very rural part of Nebraska, where people don't even lock their doors.....our town doesn't even have it's own local police department...not much crimes, and drugs here, buddy.  And I agree about the China point.  Simple sollution:  STOP SPENDING MONEY.  Do what Ron Paul suggested, and return To A Gold Standard.  End the nanny, welfare state, cut taxes and stop spending. 

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  • Guest 2 years ago

    good for u, and the, like 100 other people who live in Canada, LOL

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  • Chappy715 2 years ago

    Do you realize that you are 15 trillion dollars in debt, if China decides they want their money back one day you will instantly become a third world country. Not that you aren't already well on your way there, it's sad to see that your last few governments have ruined your country and you will be very lucky to ever straighten out the mess they have left for their children. China's economy grows at over ten percent per year and will soon surpass you as the world's superpower.

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  • Chappy715 2 years ago

     Whatever bud America is a cesspool of drugs, crime, and filth.You can't even walk the streets of your own cities for fear of being mugged.

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  • oh yeah, wallstreet has nothing to do with big businessess... no sir...

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  • Titaniumpony2 2 years ago

    yeah, um, im in canada, I would never go to america for health care.I'm sure your quite smart, but don't be dumb, sir.

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