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"Sicko" by Michael Moore documentary film review

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Sicko by Michael Moore Please briefly describe two cases where people have been denied insurance although they should have been granted - according to Moore! The first one is Tracey Pierce. Tracey was a 35 year old man who one day out of the blue got the bad news that he was suffering from kidney cancer. Tracey's wife Julie did however have insurance for Tracey trough her job, or at least so she thought. As the doctors prescribed medicine for Tracey, the insurance company kept coming up with new excuses to deny insurance payouts for his treatment. Finally, a treatment that could have helped Tracey to get rid of his cancer completely appeared. A bone marrow transplant from one of his brothers might have saved his life. Unfortunately, the insurance company denied to pay for this very expensive treatment because they thought it was "experimental". The second is Laura Burnham. ...read more.

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British healthcare doesn't cost anything, and their medicine is either very cheap or completely free (depending on age). They have had it this way since 1948. In WW2 a lot of people joined up in the military and got paid for killing Germans. So after the war people figured "If I can get paid to kill people, surely I can get paid to help them". The implementation of this system did however not affect the doctors and other healthcare professionals in a bad way, as previously thought. They still had the same wages, it not better. Only now they could help a lot more people. Why is Guantanamo Bay detainment camp mentioned in the film? Mr. Moore mentions it because he felt it was important to show the hypocrisy of the US. You see, in Guantanamo some of the worst criminals in the US are held. In Guantanamo there are mostly terrorists with American blood on their hands. ...read more.

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Please describe the final scene in the movie! In the final scene Michael Moore is walking up the steps to the white house carrying a basket of laundry. This is his way of saying that he will fight to try to make American healthcare free too. Please, give your honest opinion about the film! I must admit, at first I thought this was just going to be some boring documentary, as most other you watch in school. However, I have to say that this film really stirred up some emotions in me. It really made me think about why the Americans not seem to want their healthcare to be free of charge. None of the answers that I have come up with makes any sense to me. It also made me realize how good we have it here in Sweden. We never have to worry about these things, and it makes me sad to think that others do. To express myself clearly, I liked this movie. I give it 8/10. ?? ?? ?? ?? Anton Heiman Nv 10a Engelska C Lars-�ke Petersson ...read more.

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