In Sicko, Moore examines the American healthcare system and compares it to other countries. The movie itself is not important, but its ideas are. Expect some very sad stories of things and people lost -- loved ones, property, and even hope -- as well as brief, potentially upsetting images bloody injuries, a mentally troubled patient being turned out onto the street, etc. And they certainly do seem appealing. No person and no group has held me accountable for this, because in fact what I did was save a company half a million dollars. On a whole, my biggest gripe is that, although they do chronicle an event or a situation, they tend to present only one side of the story. Truth and fiction blur at both ends of the political spectrum.
He did not use violence of social protesting, but he deliveries his messages and thoughts via his documentary films. Furthermore, Sicko points out that the U. It is about time that someone did it. How much does Moore understand about the society he is criticizing? I was very surprised at this movie, it is a very effective documentary of the various health care systems of the world. He is biased toward the socialistic healthcare system and did not portray any negative effects or circumstances with the socialistic system. One of the main claims he made in this film was that he could never get the Roger of the title to give him an interview.
Open your eyes and look around you. You can say what you will about Michael Moore I don't agree with some of his positions personally , but his movie has done an excellent job of exposing our country's completely broken and corrupt system of health care, and hopefully the dialog surrounding this movie will move politicians to rethink their position on universal health care. It may well be representative of how the average Torontonian, Parisian, or Londoner feels — but without some actual data, we have no way of knowing. Moore is such a big fat target, metaphorically speaking, that he attracts attacks from swarms of ideological critics, thus bringing his message to more people. This actually costs us more in the long run, when emergency techniques are needed rather than preventative. The music imparts the pace, the mood, the energy of the film. Like Moore, we also found that more money does not equal better care.
For example, the most common complaint we hear about the Canadian system is the wait. This certainly points to the dimensions of the crisis, but how much additional research and thinking have gone into the film? If a movie that hadn't even been made yet had such effect, maybe now that it's out, Sicko will inspire other changes for the better. The downside: There are no policy wonks, crunching numbers and saying soberly how much a national health care plan would cost U. But he selects only certain elements and is downright dishonest in his presentation of them. Yes, nitpickers can find fault with any attack on our system.
Michael compares the healthcare programs in. Sicko Documentary Analysis Health Insurance in the United States compared to free healthcare in other countries. It is a powerful and often humorous indictment of our health insurance industry, riddled with corruption and pitiless abuse of the sick by rapacious, profit-mad corporations. As it turns out there is free health care in the U. I have rooms full of documents and Congressional testimony.
Moore regales us with eye-opening factlets. The people who pay more tend to be in the upper income or have special, more complicated conditions. In his interviews, historical reportage, and typical sarcastic wit, Moore soundly condemns American health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the politicians who have been paid millions to do their bidding. His new movie which has its world premiere tonight in Cannes, and opens in North America June 29th fits honorably in that tradition. Exceptions can be made with the insurance companies if you present to them a compelling case. Believe it or not, the United States does rank highest in the patient satisfaction category.
Julie Pierce, a middle-aged woman seated alone in her Kansas City living room, struggles to contain her emotions as she talks about her husband, who had kidney cancer. And since I am on the other side of the political affiliation see-saw from Moore, I really get annoyed by his agenda. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. Further he goes on to expose corrupt U. The consequences for the individual subscribers range from bankruptcy to the unnecessary deaths of loved ones.
It made me want to move out of this country. Even Fox News gave this film a rave review Though maybe to proud to post it here. Almost immediately, the company called to reverse the denial. Overhead includes profit and administrative costs. The other genre that will be explored is a basic political cartoon about receiving bad healthcare. He also succeeds in making the viewer believe there may be alternatives that can work much better, as reflected in the Canadian, British, and French systems.