Friday, October 26, 2007 7:52 PM

'SiCKO' in the UK (Don't Say We Didn't Warn You)

Someone has been bandaging up statues in London
to promote the release of 'SiCKO'

Don't take the NHS (National Health Service) for granted. You don't know what you got till it's gone. The Guardian's five-star review hits the nail on the head:
Moore visits the NHS hospital of Hammersmith in London, and deploying many a gasp and double-take, refuses to believe that the sick folks aren't charged hundreds and thousands of dollars. He doesn't mention the waiting lists, the filth, the degrading mixed wards and the MRSA that are a staple of all media coverage of the National Health Service. So perhaps he's got a starry-eyed view of our healthcare. But isn't it obtuse to focus so excitably on what goes wrong with our health service, when so much more routinely goes right and when, incidentally, there are those with a vested interest in promoting these scare stories as an excuse for privatising it? Isn't it, for all its faults, exactly the miracle that Michael Moore portrays it?
CLiCK here to read more of The Guardian's review

NHS advocates are alarmed that some of the companies vying for contracts with the taxpayer-funded health care system are the very same companies caught in the shameful act of putting profit before people in 'SiCKO':
The corporations, Humana, Aetna and UnitedHealth, are featured heavily in Michael Moore's new film Sicko, to be launched at the London Film Festival on 24 October, which exposes the practices used by healthcare companies to deny treatments in the US.

Former Health Secretary Frank Dobson is tabling questions in Parliament today 22 October, which ask Alan Johnson if he "will ensure that no healthcare organisations indicted for fraud against the federal or state governments in the US are given contracts to provide services for the NHS or NHS patients."
CLICK here to read more and check out their website: Keep Our NHS Public

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