Michael Moore is now the poster child for free speech in America. Lord bless Michael Moore and all who support him from family and crew to viewers.
The basis for Sicko is already experienced.
We know our doctors have become business people by law, our government protects industry and the super rich, and 9/11 was an inside job. We know that the government lied about the dangers in the dust from the exploded World Trade Center and has denied health care to many suffering from World Trade Center Illness. My site on WTC Illness is http://www.geocities.com/cureworks2.
Without seeing a frame of Sicko, we know what's in that movie made by a master film maker. We've been playing it in our minds since AIDS hit about the same time that HMO's came on the scene. I’m sure this movie reveals the 3 card Monty game called Medicine, Inc. that is based in amazing greed. It will take the amazing grace of truth to re-set our health priority from money to patient care.
Please don't read that all medical professionals are greedy. We have some great healers, like Los Angeles' Dr. Leroy Vaughn, or New York's Dr. Ivan Black and others who have managed to keep patients first. Some of our greatest heroes, like the two doctors mentioned, are in medicine. Yet, money as the priority is an unnecessary burden to place on healers, with so much work to do. Time and money spent on insurance paperwork is taken away from patient care in many cases. Some care decisions are made by non medical people without a vested interest in the outcome other than money. No wonder health care is in the state it is in.
Medical mistakes and secondary infections picked up in a hospital are now the leading cause of death. The whole healthcare conversation is about how to pay for it rather than how to implement and improve it. Crazy.
A simple shift from money to health as the foundation of decision making in health care will make a radically positive change. The focus will be on prevention, cause, rather than the costs of dealing with the effects, sickness.
Simple steps like cleaning up the environment, the hospitals, the food and water supplies can reduce the need for health care. Hemp scrubs the air of the greenhouse gas CO2 as it grows and burns clean as biofuel so it should be re-incorporated into the ecosystem immediately.
Stress kills and is at cause for many illnesses. Adjusting our systems to reduce stress, rather that create high pressure dramas is another. Legalizing hemp and promoting hydrotherapy are other stress reducers that have a positive impact on health.
It's time to dismantle the Industrial Age's fear machine and empower the Information Age's enlightenment machines so we can work together and solve our problems.
I look forward to seeing Sicko and the constructive change it can bring to the vital area of caring for the health of the world's population. It's now July 17th and the movie still has not come to Lake Havasu City, AZ nor is it available on line. I wait in faith.
Truth is the only hope we have for freedom. Michael Moore has a track record of delivering truth.