Has anyone else seen this movie? I just watched it yesterday. For those of you who don't know what it is, it a documentary on America's health care system. I have nothing against America but after watching it, I have to say that the American government has its priorities really mixed up. I find it extremely strange that terrorists that are being held at a U.S. Naval Base on Guantanamo Bay receive much better health care than American citizens and they also get it for free. And half the time when you think you have health insurance you are really just giving your money away to your government. A guy that Michael Moore interviewed had an accident with a saw and cut off half of two of his fingers. Even though he was insured, he still had to pay for the reattaching of his finger. He had to choose if he wanted his middle finger reattached for $60,000 or his ring finger for $12,000. Or in another interview, he talked to a woman who had cervical cancer when she was 22 years old and even though she had "full" coverage through Humana Insurance, they refused to pay for her Chemotherapy because they said "You're too young to have cervical cancer." And with your medicine the government is just stealing your money. A rescue worker that helped out with 9/11 now has a severe and permanent respiratory illness and she needs a new inhaler once a month. The inhaler costs her $120 in America. She went to Cuba and got the same inhaler there for 3.20 pesos or about 5 cents. If a small, poor country like Cuba can give free health care and very cheap drugs, why can't a rich superpower like America do the same?
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7/16/07 at 9:45am