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25 / M / Victoria - Australia
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Posted 3/15/08
lol i just recently watched sicko and man that movie made the US health system look like crap, other countries like france and britain apparently are WAY better...
so what do you guys think? think the movie is just a whole bunch of crap? hopefully the health care system in my area doesnt become like the US.

so give us your opinion on
-the movie
- health care system in different countries etc.
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32 / M / Metro City
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Posted 3/15/08
I haven't watch it but the way you say it makes the movie sound fucked up. Sounds kinda racist.
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25 / M / Victoria - Australia
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Posted 3/15/08
lol apparently in britain or england watever, ppl under age of 16 and over 60 get prescription for free and everyone else around $10, sounds pretty good to me lol
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116 / F / SMILY♥LAND
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Posted 3/15/08
But, the United States' health system is sort of bad. I don't use prescriptions or anything so I can't say anything. >.<
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Posted 3/19/08
the movie was talking about universal health care . i havent seen it but i know what its talking about, how the united states has one of the worst health care systems in the world . and that health care is not extended to just anyone, just those with insurance .
According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not provide universal health care. -wikipedia

you can read up on how horrible the united state's health care system is on this page
http://cthealth.server101.com/the_case_for_universal_health_care_in_the_united_states.htm

Posted 3/19/08
i want to see it but i don't liek those kind of videos. inconveint truth-stupid al gore
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27 / M / California
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Posted 3/19/08
That movie is made my Michael Moore isn't it?
That man is a moron who likes to slander his own country.
Posted 3/19/08
i saw the trailer of that movie..@@ ;; didn't watch it yet..
Posted 3/19/08
Never seen it OR heard of it :/
Anyone care to explain?
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25 / M / L.A California
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Posted 3/19/08
the reason the u.s's health care system is bad compared to france and britain because u.s is spending billions of dollars on war each day. I heard in France, any public hospital will care for you if you're sick. They won't even ask you for your name or any identifications.
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69 / M / Limbo
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Posted 3/19/08
Its a pretty good documentary, we carry it at my store. The it opens your eyes about the health care system in America.
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24 / M / Singapore
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Posted 3/19/08
wat is that movie abt??
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44 / F / Seoul
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Posted 3/20/08
I think it was a pretty accurate portrayal of the bullshit system the states have. Insurance costs a grip, but most of the time you have to fight to get them to cover anything. It took me six months when I hurt my back to get them to start paying my bills and then they didn't want to pay the full 80% because my chiropractor wasn't in the network. Like I was supposed to drive 4 hours to Marietta, GA (in the next state), get my therapy, and drive back 4 hours. Were they crazy? Later on my chiropractor decided to give me a deal if I paid him in cash because then he could be guaranteed payment. I actually paid less that way. Eventually, I got rid of the insurance because it didn't pay for half of the things I needed whenever I got hurt or sick and it was costing me $100 bucks a month even with my job paying for part of it. The health care sytem is outdated, outmoded, and over-expensive. There is no reason we should not have universal, preventaive, health care in America except that the pharmaceutical companies and HMOs would lose a hell of a lot of business if people were healthy and no longer needed them.
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27 / M / sacramento
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Posted 3/20/08
you gotta watch super size me, that movie will get you thinking too, england is full of healthy people, cuz they walk alot, here in the US, kids would ask there parents a ride when there school is like right across the street.
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28 / F / Behind you, BOO!
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Posted 3/20/08
I've in the UK all my life and I've seen Sicko and let me tell you That film gave me the major heebi geebies.
I wonder how anybody ever calls 911 without first having to call their insurance company or a freaking bank. And if i was one of the unfortunates that had no insurance....I'd probably loose sleep over it knowing that there have been cases where people with no insurance have been carried out the hospital and dumped on the street.
The UK's NHS may be a long way from perfect but I really do think that a national health service is best. Otherwise its just treating sick people as commodities- and I don't think I could bare being dehumanised like that.


checkmate25 wrote:

you gotta watch super size me, that movie will get you thinking too, england is full of healthy people, cuz they walk alot, here in the US, kids would ask there parents a ride when there school is like right across the street.



Actually, we aren't that far behind the US on that front. The UK is the fattest nation in Europe.
Makes me proud <insert sarcasm here>
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