Ever since we saw Food, Inc. we’ve been looking for new documentaries to watch. Sicko was next. (Flow is coming soon.) Because I’m out of the loop on most of what goes on in the US, I had never heard of this movie (which came out back in 2007) until a doctor of mine down here in Argentina recommended it to me. She had worked briefly in the US at one point, and not surprisingly was horrified by the medical system up there.
After years of not living in the US, it’s become clear to me how terribly wrong the health care system, and how amazing it can be in countries like Argentina. (I won’t even get into Canada and Europe, because excellent health care is something you expect in first world countries…except the US, where apparently it’s reserved for the elite few).
Independently of how you may feel about Michael Moore (while I think he’s spectacular, I know he grates on a lot of people), this is another film that must be seen, especially by Americans. Health reform is something that needs to occur, and ASAP. The system as it is today is a total disgrace.