The Film Sicko Evaluates The Medical Services And Shows The U.s. Government 's Role

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The film Sicko evaluates the medical services and shows the U.S. government 's role in policing the medical profession. Before I watched this film, I thought that living in America is a dream. However, this American dream is only a façade or an illusion that takes my mind away from some of America 's flaws. In this documentary, the director and writer Michael Moore exposes the dysfunctional health care system in the United States, which sacrifice essential health services in order to maximize profits and insurance companies, which pay bonuses to employees who are successful in denying coverage and claims. Insurance companies are in the business of finding reasons not to spend money. Health insurance does not protect you from not paying. The film vividly describes how the elderly couple was driven to bankruptcy and became homeless by high deductibles and how child left to be deaf because insurance companies refuse to cover the implants for two ears. According to the film, it can happen to everyone, just in various degrees.
The documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to free, universal care in Canada, France and the United Kingdom. The author interviews U.S. displaced people in Paris and three Americans who developed respiratory problems from volunteering at 911 Ground Zero and were refused health coverage for their illnesses. As a result, 911 Volunteers went to Cuba for a treatment where they received the top-rated free care. According to the…

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