Monday, June 18, 2007

Sicko gets leaked

Posted by Teresa at 12:17 PM

Sicko, the Michael Moore movie on American
health care, has been leaked online. I watched
most of the movie earlier this morning. As
always Michael Moore is persuasive. Although,
I do not agree with most of his political views I
must admit he's entertaining and a good film-

There is something seriously wrong with the American
health care system. Moore believes that socialized health
care will solve the problem. He did paint a pretty picture
of the health care in England, France, and Canada. But
I wonder if it as rosy as he colors it?


jim on 2:32 PM, June 18, 2007 said...

Before you ask can we have better health care if we socialize it, ask is there one, and I mean one, government program that works? There are none. Most of the money for any government program goes the bureaucracy to run it. Every government program is a failure on some level. If your health depends on it do you want sub-standard or the best?

Capitalism gives us the best health care in the world. We have the best medicine and the best doctors because of monetary incentives. It is that plain and simple. Once you socialize it that goes out the window.

There are 300 million people in the U.S. 40 million are without health care. 15 to 20 million make in excess of $50,000 per year in income. They choose not to pay for health care. Then add to that Medicaid and Medicare and it knocks the numbers down even more. Then deduct the part time workers that don’t qualify for health insurance. Then cap it off with the people who are not even supposed to be in this country and what are the numbers?

You end up with a typical socialist policy that would benefit a extremely small portion of our population by offering them “free” health care that others are paying for and punishing the overwhelming majority of American citizens who are just fine. That is not how a democracy works.

Teresa on 3:40 PM, June 18, 2007 said...

I agree with you Jim. That is not how democracy works. American health care, even with all its problems, still is one of the best. And no I would not want sub-standard medical care. Thanks for your comments!


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