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POLICY: Finally, the review– It’s A Sicko World

I know you’ve all been dying for this. It’s my review of Sicko, up over at Spot-On.

There’s so much wrong with Michael Moore’s Sicko that it’s embarrassing, especially for a health care pundit, to reveal the emotional punch it gives you. You know that your head is being bowled over by your heart, and you also know that it’s very, very cleverly done. But that doesn’t make the message any less powerful. MORE

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Unity Stoakes
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I’m not an expert on the stats and facts of the film, but I did see it on opening day. Whether you like the movie or not, I think the movie succeeds at it’s most important mission: It’s getting us all talking about the issue of health care again. And not just us insiders. The media, the politicians, the folks at the lunch counter in Iowa…Heck even Larry King is talking about health care now instead of Paris Hilton. I highly recommend everyone see the film so they can create their own opinion. It’s especially fun seeing it in NYC… Read more »

Tom Leith
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Dr. Novack writes: > My point is this: The French physician uses the > Marx line — I only ask why Michael Moore would > put that line in his movie? To be provocative, of course. Laissez faire liberals go apoplectic every time they find a line from Marx presented in a positive light. This ad hominemreaction serves only to undermine them and Moore wants them undermined. Call it verbal Jui-Jitsu. My buddy and I have had a discussion of why the French physician may have said it. My answer is that Marx was not wrong about everything, and it… Read more »

Gregory D. Pawelski
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Gregory D. Pawelski

Another review on Michael Moore’s SICKO
http://www.honestmedicine.com:80/2007/07/michael-moores-.html

Stuart Browning
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Eric, you’re just too nice.
Instead, you could have pointed out that Mr. Holt advocates euthaniasia or at least a “duty to die” in his zeal to control other people’s lives and health care decisions:
https://thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/2006/12/qualitypolicy_g.html

Matthew Holt
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I’ve taken out the reference to Eric in the article. When we get the podcast back I’ll post the transcript and we’ll be reporting and you’ll be deciding if I was as unfair as Eric says I’ve been!

Eric Novack
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Matthew– I believe it is wholly disingenuous to make the leap that you made about my commentary. Given that few people will listen to my words, but many will read your article– I would ask you to correct the record. My point is this: The French physician uses the Marx line— I only ask why Michael Moore would put that line in his movie? I never even remotely suggest that there is any relationship between the french, english, or canadian health care system and a ‘gulag’. You know this to be the case. I have never shied away from debate… Read more »