May 21, 2007

Yeagley praises Michael Moore’s new film?!!

from the Bad Eagle journal

David Yeagley praises Michael Moore’s new film, or he should praise it if he cared at all about poor folks and the abysmal lack of adequate health care in this country due to rampant corruption. Perhaps Yeagley will avoid commenting on it altogether; it's not easy to predict such a scattered blogger.

Although I suspect the piano-playing cosmetically-challenged (cosmetically-altered?) Michael Jackson lookalike will take the usual partisan route by supporting greedy corporate and neo-con government interests — blasting the film without even seeing it — most likely.

From the early reviews however, it looks as if Michael Moore’s new film, SICKO, will be rather well received in the USA by all manner of political thinkers.
For more on this new film and the full story Go Here:

CANNES, France - Michael Moore unveiled his latest attack on America's shortcomings at Cannes on Saturday with "Sicko", a scathing documentary that exposes the dark side of the US health system and its powerful insurance lobby. In the film, played to a packed-out crowd in the film festival's biggest, 2,000-seat theatre, Moore flays a health system that leaves 50 million Americans with no access to medical care — and which even cruelly pulls the rug out from under many of those who mistakenly think they are properly covered...

The problem in America is that private Health Maintenance Organisations run the system (under legislation brought in by president Richard Nixon) — and they do so by limiting coverage and payments, and by "buying off" politicians, the documentary alleges. "They are legally required to maximise profits for their shareholders," Moore noted, adding that he feared any reform that might come in under a new president could simply end up putting "tax dollars in the hands of private companies".

The real solution, he opined, was to "steal" what worked in other Western countries and apply that to the United States. Asked whether he was prepared for the inevitable backlash from the deep-pocketed US medical insurance companies, Moore admitted "they may be a scarier force than Karl Rove or George Bush" but added: "It is my profound hope that people will listen to this film." ...

Stephen Schaefer, a US critic for the Boston Globe newspaper, hailed the new movie and predicted it might do even bigger US box office business than "Fahrenheit 9/11".
While the facts "Sicko" lays out "make me sad as an American," Schaefer said it was "a very strong and very honest documentary about a health system that's totally corrupt and that is without any care for its patients." (Marc Burleigh, AFP, May 20th, 2007)

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