Bean in the ‘Burbs writes that he saw SiCKO this past weekend and really liked it. He asked a good question about why Michael Moore didn’t issue a Call To Action in the film such as for passage of HR 676 (the federal Medicare for All bill), that’s a good question that I don’t know the answer to.
Moore does support HR 676 to expand and improve Medicare for All. And the “5 things you can do” list is right there on SickoCure.org (not an official Moore website).
Maybe the answer has something to do with the Distribution Co. for the film, the Weinstein Brothers, or something like that. I suppose only Michael Moore knows the true answer.
I was in DC last month before SiCKO opened in theaters and sat in a congressional hearing room with many other nurses from around the country along with Michael Moore and many of the patients from the film SiCKO. We were each there to help build the social and political movement that it will take to enact real universal healthcare in the U.S.
Rep. John Conyers, the lead sponsor of HR 676 convened the hearing on the U.S. health care system crisis and his bill HR 676.
Moore testified before congress and gave his support for HR 676. He showed clips from the film and then the patients and family members from the film, and a nurse testified as well.
These congressional hearings are continuing and can be read about at MichaelMoore.com
Niki Tsongas sides with HMO’s and Insurance Co’s instead of with ordinary people; sad but true
A final word of advice for all of us from the homepage of SickoCure.org (that brings Niki Tsongas to mind):
Beware of Phony Universal Coverage: Many political candidates say they support ?universal health care,? but usually this just means making more Americans insurance company customers. Real universal coverage means evicting insurance companies and establishing a national health program instead.Please share widely!