When Patrick got cancer, he had to drop out of school. When patrick dropped out of school his insurance company dropped him. His health care became dependent on tin cans in gas stations and poker tournaments in basements.
Unfortunately, Patrick is not alone. People all across America depend on spaghetti dinners, hot dog eating contests, rock concerts and other depraved activity for their health care -- because they can't depend on their elected officials. Check out this preview of a scene that didn't make it into SiCKO about this uniquely American phenomenon:
We couldn't fit it into the move so we put it on the DVD.
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