Analysis Of Sicko And John Stossel's Rebuttal Sick In America

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Based on viewing Michael Moore’s Sicko and John Stossel’s rebuttal Sick in America, who are you inclined to believe, and why?-
I would say that both documentaries make good points. But I’m more inclined towards accepting the points made in Sicko than I am Sick in America. Moore makes a variety of points about the high costs of medicare, as well as the generally unethical practices of of healthcare insurers due to their having preexisting conditions. While Moore does sort of have a bias of support towards socialized medicine, I don’t think this undermines, in anyway, his solid criticisms of the for-profit healthcare industry in this country. Yes he could go into both sides of the argument—but he’s emphasizing the side that typically gets ignored in this country; where arugments in support of the kind of for-profit system we have in place are in abundance. If the viewer’s really that bothered by his bias and, on that account, willing to dismiss him—there are plenty of other textbooks, politicians, and corporate CEO’s
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I think that lowering these costs depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to: (1) the degree to which our now for-profit health system prioritizes health over profits; (2) patient education about their health issues, and healthy living; (3) the power of law and public policy conducive to promoting the health and well-being of the popularce.

• the world health organization’s ranking the US health care system as 37th in the world in light of the fact that it is also the most expensive in the

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