Michael Moore, whose film "Sicko" criti- cizes health care industry profits, joins hundreds of members of the California Nurses Association Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol. Sacramento Bee/Randall Benton
Michael Moore, the filmmaker and provocateur, rode to the Capitol on Tuesday, delivering impassioned -- and sharply barbed -- pleas for guaranteed health care.
He was embraced by throngs who bestowed on him the kind of hoopla usually given a rock star.
It was an opportunity for Moore to promote "Sicko," his latest film to take a jab at a powerful American institution. This time: the health care industry.
"There is no room for the concept of profits when taking care of people when they are sick," Moore told a crowd of nearly a thousand nurses who swarmed the west steps of the Capitol.
Why should your health care concerns be subject to a "is it profitable to fix her/him" analysis?
Whether you live or die today in the hospital is not up to you to decide, it is up to the HMO's and their "for profit" mentality.
There is that nasty evil Repug "PROFIT" word again. Where Repugs go, profits are soon to follow as evidenced by the severe trade imbalance and now the Medical Industry.
Yes Medical INDUSTRY. Any time you have profit to make you have industry of some sort, clothing, appliance, health care, industry.
The question Michael asks is "should medical care be a for profit industry, should the Fire Dept, be a for profit industry? OR any other public service for that matter.
Privatizing of health care was done at the behest of none other than John Erlichman and his fellow repug crook Richard Nixon in 1972 from Michaels' site
"Moore unearths 1971 White House tapes in which President Nixon and John Ehrlichman discussed the pending bill to promote managed care. Ehrlichman reassures Nixon that "all the incentives are toward less medical care ... because the less care they give 'em, the more money they make."
Repugs in action after the 'Almighty Dollar', since then the price of health care in this country has skyrocketed as the cost of doing business has also risen in an attempt to make even more profits for the greedy bastards.
Well money won't cure you if you are sick, but without it you will not get well.
Illness is the single highest reason for bankruptcy in the US today because of the "for profit" mentality of greedy corporations who incidentally do not give a rats ass about you if you don't give them money first.
What a country!