I will be on myself for watching next week as well...great health care coverage by ABC...there are always 2 sides to every story. We have in the US the potential to do health care better than any other country in the world, we just need to get everyone on the same team..and realize this this is an expenditure that is not going to go away, or at least as long as the human race exists...and treat our citizens with dignity and care..budget the money..bring about some type of tax...perhaps sales tax..and just get the job done and stop the insanity that exists today with politics being the judge over who does and who does not get medical care as this battle is getting nowhere in a hurry.
Sicko did a good job in bringing an awareness to the public on what goes on behind the scenes here, which is a shame, but other countries have their issues as well. Again, we have the capabilities to do health care better than anyone and education is the key. Some folks can't help the chronic conditions they may be born with and this is something they have to live with due to no fault of their own, some conditions can be made better with better living habits and some just cannot, and who's to be the judge, just take care of our citizens and use technology to improve health care and not have it be the vehicle to judge who gets health care and who doesn't. BD
Anyone who's seen Michael Moore's film "Sicko" will recall the scene in which he shouts with a bullhorn as his boat takes a group of people, including Sept. 11 workers, to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where he says prisoners get better health care than Americans.
Watch "Whose Body Is It, Anyway?! Sick in America" Sept. 14 on "20/20" at 10 p.m. EDT
Darsi Ferrer, a human rights advocate in Cuba, issued an SOS via telephone, wanting the world to know that ordinary Cubans are "crazy with desperation" over the horrendous state of their health care.
Although Cuba claims to have low infant mortality rates, doctors have said the data is misleading because when there might be indications of problems with the fetus, there is a widespread practice of forced abortions. Other doctors have said that if a child dies a few hours after birth, they don't count it as ever having lived, which ultimately makes infant mortality in Cuba look better than that of the United States.
Why believe anything the Cuban government says about Cuba? Moore said, "Let's stick to Canada and Britain and this stuff because I think these are legitimate arguments that are made against the film and against the, the so-called idea of socialized medicine. And I think you should challenge me on these things, and I'll give you my answer."