Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Healthcare in America

Michael Moore's Sicko. I do not care for him and do not plan to see his latest film, but it is always interesting to read the reviews. Share

4 comments:

de Brantigny said...

After Gulf War part 1, my wife got out of the Navy during the builddown, and though she could have stayed in she opted to be discharged to the ready reserve and follow her vocation of nurse and mother. As we were in the Jacksonville NC area, she found a position with NAVCARE, the Navy/Marine Corps civilian health care system. There are many ways a civilian can get health care if they are married to a service member. NAVCARE is free. No copays, free meds, doesn't close until the last patient is seen.
Anyone who wants to see the evils of nationalised health care should spend a day at NAVCARE. Women would bring their children in everyday (literally) for headaches, and anything else. Why did they do this, because it was free. This "repeat" business affected the way that a truly sick person or child was seen. The system was strained to the point that the wait for some patients was very lengthy.

I have not seen any of Michael Moores films, and I have avoided his tv specials. However I know is political leanings, and therefore I question his motives.

Incidentally the NAVCARE ended up changing it's policy. After three visits for the same malady a referral was initiated to an outside provider, (who would charge) this significanlty reduced the strain on NAVCARE.

So much for universal health care.

de Brantigny

Anonymous said...

de brantigny, you are so right. i spent 10 years as a "navy dependent" and couldn't wait to get out of that system!!! cordelia.

alaughland said...

I have not seen Michael Moore's film, but I know there is lots wrong with our health care system, one being the executives walk away with enormous salaries while most of us are hard put to afford health insurance, even through our places of employment.

elena maria vidal said...

The system needs reform, but is socialism the answer?