Sicko is an all out attack on the director, Michael Moore 's, native US healthcare system, without scope for where the system may excel. It is a rollercoaster journey depicting the tragedies of a private health sector and the apparent problem-free health care that countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom receive. My recent elective in the United States coincided with the film's premier, so I decided to see it for myself.
In his distinctive documentary style, Moore tells the stories of people throughout America who have been failed by the corporate driven system and have been refused health care, and of medical bills that have crippled and bankrupted whole families. You meet Mr and Mrs Smith, who are forced to sell their house and move in with their daughter to settle medical bills, hardly my vision of the American dream.
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