Sicko

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 123 Minutes

Year: 2007

Boobs: Zero

One Sentence: Simply appalling.

I know that not all the facts are there.  I get that, I know that there is a level of taxes that I would have to pay in order to get this free health care that these other countries have, and I know that there are proably some negatives to it as well.  I get all of that.  However when I watch Sicko, it makes me really really scared.  I am a childfree guy, which means I do not have any kids, and am choosing not to.  There was a family who could not afford to pay their medical bills because they got declined, and had to move in with their kids.  What the hell am I going to do?!?  It made me afraid for my home, my life, my well being.   I have savings, but if I get cancer, and denied, then that will all be gone.  This movie, will scare the crap out of you. 

It is sad, funny, and just plan fucking scary.  I at first was a little depressed and as it wore on, I just got upset, sad, scared, and thinking I have to move to France, or Canada, or England.  I need healthcare that I don't have to worry about.  My deductible is 1000 dollars.   I can do these little things that can lower it, but that doesn't count if I get denied, and the way they can deny you, is just scary.  What am I supposed to do if I get ass cancer?  I am seriously considering thinking about looking at the temperatures of places in Canada…because this movie freaked me out that much.  

I think everyone should watch it, but make sure you are prepared to learn to speak French when you decide to move.

4 Stars 

  • My only issue with Moore’s films is he only shows one side of the argument. He certainly does an admirable job highlighting the shortcomings of the US healthcare system but he doesn’t mention the toll it takes on the economies of countries with universal health care either. I’ve read, both France and Britain are both looking at ways to reduce/deny the care given to segments of their populations because it is so expensive to maintain the system…


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