The documentary begins with the narrative in which moore states that sometime before filming the movie, he invited citizens to send in their health-care horror stories and within a week, his website was inundatedshow more content my take on the film is that even though the movie presents a very. But her beef with the health plan didn't quite stand up to scrutiny the executive was hoping the example ended up on the cutting room floor health care horror stories are a dime a dozen where to direct the anger and the blame is a more difficult matter but not for michael moore, who decided that our. As part of his research, moore asked for -- and received -- thousands of health care nightmare stories, many of which are retold in the film he also takes a hard look at how our system stacks up against those in canada, france, great britain and cuba program resources » video » audio [mp3, 48kbps]. “sicko” is more than a movie it's a movement the release of the film is being coordinated with an unprecedented, sophisticated, grass-roots action campaign oprah winfrey will hold a town-hall meeting on healthcare youtube is calling for people to post videos of their healthcare horror stories, and the. A number of reviewers have described sicko, michael moore's new documentary film about health care in the united states, as funny it isn't don't miss these health stories exclusive: marcheline bertrand, french actress and mother of angelina jolie, has died of splash news more women opting for. The film stitches together a string of health care horror stories moore opens the movie by looking at two cases involving americans who don't have health insurance one fellow who sliced off the tips of two fingers is told at the hospital that he can attach the ring finger for $12,000 and the middle finger for. In that spirit, sicko is less a documentary than a clearinghouse of rage though it has its share of voice-over exposition and comic stock footage, the film's real purpose is to aggregate individual health-care horror stories into a portrait of the profit-driven and (literally) inhospitable place our country has.
Profit vs health care who supported the dominance of the hmos nationalized health systems the struggle for health care the system of free-market medicine in the us has produced one horror-story after another for the working masses profit rules in healthcare, and the masses suffer because of this. Michael moore's “sicko” for all that, his movie about the american health-care system, “sicko,” is a revelation and what makes this people on the right will attack the plan as a tax-and-spend nightmare, because it will have to include some mixture of increases in business and personal-income taxes. A documentary comparing the highly profitable american health care industry to other nations, and hmo horror stories. Filmmaker michael moore's brilliant and uplifting new documentary, sicko, deals with the failings of the us healthcare system, both real and perceived but this time moore smartly lets very articulate average americans tell their personal horror stories at the hands of insurance companies the film.
With sicko, he delivers his most potent and provocative film yet and whether you like his left-wing politics or not, this film is bound to provoke outrage, laughter and even tears with its stories of americans who have been abysmally treated by their health care insurance companies moore's message — that the us health. The online leaking of sicko, his new documentary on the american health care system, was an inside job, he said it was but as is often the case, moore quickly overreaches, implying that such horror stories are de rigueur, a uniquely american problem that could only be solved with further government. After devoting a good half of his film to horror stories about americans with no health insurance (just a couple of examples) or those who have it and still get screwed over (quite a few), he offers some eye-opening tours of national health services in canada, london, and paris, asking all the right know-. While few health experts have seen the film, many have read media reports about sicko and are familiar with the filmmaker's provocative style in earlier films such as fahrenheit 9/11 and bowling for columbine in sicko, moore takes on the system through heath care horror stories, such as the tale of.
So, on january 31, 2008, a state department official stationed in havana took a made up story and sent it back to his hq in washington although the film's intent is to discredit the us healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the cuban system, he said the regime knows the film is a myth and. Michael moore: i always thought health insurance companies were there to help us so, i posted a note on the internet asking people if they had had any similar storieswithin 24 hours, i had over 3,700 responses and by the end of the week, over 25,000 people had sent me their healthcare horror stories some of them. The terrifying inequities that play out in surgeries across the country has been documented in the films sicko (2007), escape fire (2012), and all over the internet (search 'health care horror stories' on any american masthead's site) nothing new the constant pressure the australian federal government.
(one woman was denied an operation to remove her brain tumor because the insurance company said it was “non-life-threatening” then she died) moore put out a call for americans to tell their healthcare horror stories, and he shows us enough of them to convince us (if we needed convincing) that the. Michael moore's film, sicko, dramatically illustrated how problems in access to health care in the united states have escalated to the point of a crisis for all but the richest americans the problems include the fact that many citizens are uninsured, health care costs are increasing faster than inflation and. Sicko is all about talking to the people, getting their stories out there, and connecting them with others, across all borders the film's narrative line winds like an indian trail because it follows mike to the homes and workplaces of folks who wrote to him with hmo horror stories or national health care praise.
Moore was a spectacle on display during the sicko press conference i took a group of 9/11 workers that were not receiving health care from the injuries they incurred from helping down at ground zero the horror stories, the things they had to go through when they thought they were fully covered. After exploring the predominance of violence in american culture in bowling for columbine and taking a critical look at the september 11th attacks in fahrenheit 9/11, activist filmmaker michael moore turns his attentions toward the topic of health care in the united states in this documentary that weighs the plight of the. It's a montage of hard luck and innocence but after introducing us to the horror stories all too typical among even the 250 million americans fortunate enough to have health insurance, moore takes a few moments for a brief history lesson how, he asks, did we get here and it's in this time warp that we.
It's a different michael moore in sicko he still wears the baseball cap, but he's onscreen less, not so cocky, not going for so many laughs he simply tells one story after another about americans who are sick, dying or dead because we have an undemocratic, profit-gouging health care system moore's. As michael moore called for legal action against health insurance executives, lawmakers also heard testimony from several people featured in “sicko” dawnelle keys talked i think that we'll hear a lot about how managed care is going away, these horror stories don't occur anymore but they do, and they. Moore wants you “michael wants you to share your healthcare horror stories by shooting a video telling us about an experience you had with your healthcare insurance company michael will be screening the videos and sharing them with congress go to the youtube page for more information and to upload your video. Read what all the top critics had to say about sicko at metacriticcom though it has its share of voice-over exposition and comic stock footage, the film's real purpose is to aggregate individual health-care horror stories into a portrait of the profit-driven and (literally) inhospitable place our country has become read full.
We're not going to cuba we're going to america so there was actually one place on american soil with free, universal healthcare [cut to aerial picture of guantanamo bay, cuba] that's all i needed to know [to a british couple in hospital] so how much did you have to pay for the baby they think in terms of we, not me. Tracy pierce sr 1968-2006 my husband spent the last 16-months of his life fighting and begging for his right to receive life saving cancer treatments due to denial after denial from our health insurance and plan administrators i promised my husband that i would not let this go thank you jim flink-kmbc 9.