Sicko Essay

863 Words Oct 21st, 2014 4 Pages
The 2007 documentary “Sicko” by Michael Moore address the different issues with American health care system. America’s health care system has been up for debate for quite some time now and still not much has changed. Michael Moore believes America’s health system is morally corrupt which is unreasonable for being the wealthiest country in the world. Throughout the film some of his main arguments include, the fact that the American health care system is subject to fraudulent decisions, aiming towards governmental funds, rather than the rights of American citizens. He also compares America’s health care system to others around the world, arguing that countries with the benefit of having health care are much better off than those
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He shows that even though these individuals have insurance they do not receive the sufficient health care that they need because they have been denied care by the major health care companies. For example, the 23 year old women who had been diagnosed with cervical cancer but was denied because “she was too young to have cervical cancer.” Since she couldn’t obtain the proper care within the United States she traveled to Canada and was treated illegally. This indicates that people are in desperate need of health care and are willing to go the extreme of becoming an illegal citizen. Moore traveled to Canada, Britain, and France because they have a universal healthcare system. He interviewed many different individuals in Canada and asked them about the cost and quality of their health insurance. Moore also asked the individuals how they felt about paying for others health care through their tax dollars. Surprising, many people said they have no problem paying for others health care through their tax dollars because those people would do the same for them and it’s just the way it has always been. Moore asked the individuals why they care so much. Why should someone else’s health problems be theirs? The particular individual explained that not all people are wealthy enough to obtain proper health insurance so there should always be someone there to look out for them. Citizens of countries with universal health care are willing to pay for another’s health care through

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