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Subject: Re: Dallas sees Sicko Date: 7/7/2007 8:58 PM
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"Here's a little blog about how a Dallas, TX audience responded to Sicko:

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Sicko-Spurs-Audiences-Into-Action-5639.html "

From what I've read, the movie fails on three big points..

a) It never dicusses how much this is going to cost.

b) In never discusses or even looks at how other countries fund their 'universal health care' (which usually is universal mandatory payments to the health system whether you are working or not - it is taken out of your unemployment check)......or how it would be paid int he USA...likely the same way.

He always expects that magically the money will appear.....

c) He never discusses the waiting lists, cricital doctor shortages and trained professionals, and need to import half the doctors in Britain and other European countries. He never discusses that some will die on the waiting lists for procedures like in Canada. OR that 'second opinions' and other things aren't covered, like plastic surgury?

It's nice to think that all these problems will be magically solved with OTHER PEOPLE's money.

His "roger and me" didn't do anything for the auto industry, other than convince a lot of folks to buy a Japanese made car. Why bother with GM? TOo many problems.

Cowboy probably figured he probably wouldn't have to pay $700 a month for family health coverage like he does now........ except he'd have to pay that much or more....with funding the 'universal health care' program....


t.






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