The focus of SiCKO

Democracy Now reporting on Michael Moore’s film SiCKO:

It focuses not on the more than 40 million people who don’t have healthcare but on the 250 million who do – many of whom are abandoned by the very health insurance industry they paid into for decades.

What a stoke of genius. Instead of making a film about how bad the health care system treats poor people (those without health insurance), make it about the middle class who would generally have insurance.

Instead of middle class viewers thinking, ‘Isn’t that terrible what happens to poor people’, they will think, ‘Aargh! That could happen to me.’ That’s the way to change things.

However, my partner reckons, ‘They’ll fix the system for the middle class and the poor will still get nothing!’

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