Essay - Sicko the Movie Sicko (Michael Moore, 2007) is a Documentary...

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The movie Sicko (Michael Moore, 2007) is a documentary about the health care system in ***** Untied States and how it is failing the people who need it most. There is no surprise in that simple statement, for ***** people already see the health ***** system as in ***** of reform, ***** efforts to do so have been offered for some time, though not developed enough to make people believe ***** the reform can be achieved. ***** thus plays off an already existing concern about high costs, poor insur*****ce coverage, discrimination on the basis of economic status, and medical decisions *****ing made not by doc*****rs but by insurers more interested in sav*****g money than in good health care. The film is shaped around ***** *****vestigations ***** the filmmaker and around anecdotal evidence from people who hade been m*****treated ***** the system, or at least who believe they ***** been. There are a number of reasons to accept what is said in the film, ***** ***** ***** ***** to accept all that ***** said in the *****.

For many of ***** people interviewed, there is evidence that they ***** telling the truth and that they have been mistreated, usually by being denied procedures not for medical reasons but because an insur*****ce company bureaucrat makes a ruling ***** is apparently based only on m*****ey and ***** on sound ***** advice. The way m*****ey plays a role is made most apparent in the story ***** the man who had to decide which f*****ger ***** have reattached based on cost. Medical science has made great advances, but too often whether those advances are used at all ***** not based *****ly on the need but ***** ability to pay. Insurance has long been offered as the way ***** assure th***** when a crisis occurs *****nd a procedure is needed, ***** will be ***** way to pay for it. What is seen too ***** is *****at ***** insurance company wants to lim***** ********** for those ***** need them. The supposed ideal ***** that all people pay into a pool by buying insurance, and those in ***** take ***** ***** pool when they need to do so. The pool rema*****s viable because ***** ***** ***** not need to take advantage of it, while they ***** paying ***** be able to take advantage of ***** ***** they need to do so. Insurance companies have become huge corporations with stockholders who have to be served. Insurance ***** pretend that ***** exist only to serve their customers, but in fact they ***** and more serve their ***** ***** not their customers. Other stories of denial of service ***** much the same aura in this film.

At the ***** time, there is some reason to question these anecdotal tales ***** because ***** may not be true but because there is no certa*****ty that they are really representative or that they may be ***** specific cases that might ***** belied by a m*****e in-depth examination of the ***** as a whole.


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