Sicko? The Truth About The US Healthcare System

By Andrew Gumbel

Michael Moore's new film is a damning indictment of the way the world's richest country looks after those who fall ill.

U.S. health care is bad for your health

The study, finds that not only is the U.S. health care system the most expensive in the world (double that of the next most costly comparator country, Canada) but comes in dead last in almost any measure of performance.

From Information Clearing House


Michael Moore on Oprah Tuesday to talk about "Sicko," opening in the USA June 29

Michael Moore on Oprah Tuesday

Michael Moore will appear on Oprah tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, and will present, for the first time on television, scenes from his new film, "Sicko." Oprah will interview Michael about the movie and the attention it's receiving before its release (opening day everywhere is June 29). The theme of Oprah's show is the one film you must see this summer -- "Sicko" -- and the one book you must read (Cormac McCarthy's "The Road"). Oprah loved Michael's film and wants to make health care for all one of her main missions this year.

So set your recorders for Oprah tomorrow, Tuesday!

Thanks, Dr. Kohls: I "only wish" Oprah was "really concerned" about healthcare!!!

I wrote to her more than once regarding close, chronic, prolonged EMF/EMR exposures at night due to electric meters, electric appliances and some telephone equipment. Michael Moore received appeals from me on numerous occasions.

Not only did the American Cancer Society send me an article (1993) from "USA Today" with a "radiation file number," but the article clearly recommended moving electrical items away from close proximity to one's bed. Items mentioned included electric clocks, electric blankets and more........

As I often mention, I have the booklet re EMF's that was written by utilities' communications' experts with a publication date of 2001 that suggests one may want to replace electric clocks with battery-operated or wind-up clocks. As far as I know, this booklet was distributed only to Florida Power & Light and Sacramento Power & Light before publication was stopped.

While Oprah does allow some limited coverage re EMF/EMR exposures, it is obvious that she and others, including Michael Moore (unless his movie, "Sicko," surprises me -- I won't view it unless it does contain warnings re electric and telephone items close to beds) "deliberately avoid" simple, straightforward facts that pertain to cost-free methods of significantly reducing electrical pollution/toxicity at night. As you and others know, children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to any toxic exposures.

Considering the large numbers of "uninsured children" in the U.S., as well as considerable challenges faced by the elderly -- we have huge increases in numbers of autistic-related disorders as well as Alzheimers -- not to mention similar large increases in many other health problems, I don't give a whole lot of credit to any movie or talk show personality who won't address the issue of "prudent avoidance re low level EMF/EMR exposures in bedrooms."

I informed Oprah that the homes she helped provide Katrina victims on Angel Street in Houston have electric meters mounted to the outside of childrens' bedroom walls. I never received a response.......

Best wishes and take care - Joanne

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All truth goes through three stages: first it is ridiculed: then it is violently opposed: finally it is accepted as self evident. - Schopenhauer

"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice." -- Mahatma Gandhi


Link to watch the entire Michael Moore movie "Sicko";7822955;/fileinfo.html

After viewing this movie you will understand how it may be the one most important thing in 2007 that can get Dennis Kucinich elected the next President of my county, the United States of America. This movie along with Dennis Kucinich has the power to change lives, and change our country for the better.

The movie does a lot more than just talk about Health Care, and how our system in the US compares with the countries that have Universal FREE health care.

Informant: Jack Topel



This weekend the new Michael Moore blockbuster, Sicko, a compelling call to action to get serious about the train wreck of our national health care system, will debut in dozens and dozens of major theaters around the country. Click on the link below for locations to make your reservations, to show you are part of the health care now constituency.


But before you do, or after, please also submit the action page below to call for passage of H.R. 676, the United States National Health Insurance Act. Are you tired of being a cash cow for greedy pharmaceutical companies and HMOs who deny care as their first response to your illness, while they post record profit margins almost as astronomical as the oil companies? Speak out now to finally regulate these industries for the common good.


By the way, did you know that Dennis Kucinich has been one of the strongest advocates for the passage of this bill since its original introduction in 2003? Today Dennis Kucinich stood shoulder to shoulder in the Capitol with Michael Moore as he expressly called for passage of H.R. 676 as the primary policy agenda behind his new movie. Why don't you make a donation to Dennis to encourage him to keep standing strong for us on this issue.


Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.


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"SiCKO": The Profits of Life and Death

Michael Moore's documentary film, "SiCKO," focuses on the more than 250 million people who have insurance, but highlights those who are betrayed by it in their time of need. The horror of Moore's expose is not that health insurance companies are posting too much of a profit; it's that they are doing so at the expense of American lives. A coalition of nurses and doctors will co-host the film nationwide to promote bills in Congress that would fundamentally change the profit-based health system.

"SiCKO" Goes to Washington

Just one week before the release of Michael Moore's new documentary about the American health care industry, Moore traveled to Washington to push for universal health care. Truthout's Geoffrey Millard followed Moore as he testified before Congress, and provided a screening of the film to health care lobbyists. SiCKO premieres around the country on Friday June 29th.


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