American Health System

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Michael Moore is making another movie and this time is about the American health system. The movie is called “Sicko” and it seems to eb causing some waves. There are a lot of ups and downs to the American Health system but is isn’t as good as it seems to outsiders. The article by the independent goes into deeper details and manages to uncover a lot of truth regarding insurance companies and the hospitals involved.

I myself had personal experience with the US medical system and insurance companies. I rarely went except when it was a medical situation and I had to go. The first time was getting food poisoning and waiting for three hours in the emergency and they didn’t do much either, they just told me to throw up if I felt like it. The second time was due to a sport accident and I had a deep gash across my head and it needed about 14 stitches, but I remained in the emergency room with my friends for over 4 hours with nothing but to put pressure on my head. One time was due to a motorcycle accident and I had to be patched up. That was a bad experience since I felt like a rag which was sown back together and thrown out. Every time it had to do something with health insurance or something of that nature. The only time things go smoothly is when your paying out of your personal pocket. They do have the best medical equipment and great nurses, but they stop caring if people can’t pay. The article is a really good read and gives you better incite into the US medical system.

Link: Independent

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9 Comments

  1. ooh…so sorry…
    what was it like to experience such things in a rich and small community like Kuwait. I think you felt like letdown. tell me what was it like???!

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  3. That will be an interesting movie!!!

    I’m sorry to hear you went through all that!!!

  4. Although I’m not an avid fan of Moore’s, this movie seems quite interesting to check out. Fortunately, the medical care I have here so far is quite good but I’m sure in other areas and states it can be terrible.

  5. i had similar experience i only went to the emergency once and never again … i though i will only go if i am ganna die (i am sure u wanna know why, i was dehydrated and had a bad virus) :p

  6. Missy-TheOriginal

    In normal circustances I would have told you this is just another typical Michael Moore’s flick that wont do any good, but considering the recent politician’s severe attention on health-care reforms- particularily those of Hilary Clinton, Obama and Edwards’ in their intentions to push their presidential nomination, I’d say he’s lucky to run this movie at an opportune time.

    His sollution to the problem is by creating a singer-payer system that regulates pharmeceutical companies- in other words he’s putting the ball in the hands of the federal government. Is that good? I dunno, we’ll just have to wait and see his movie – June 29 I hear…

    Yes and we too almost died because of stupid Medical Services abroad… But then we just resorted to going private.

  7. Muh’d M. Mansour: it seems you misunderstood! I was talking about the US!

    lfc-q8: Thanks, I downloaded it already!!

    K: hahahaha!

    The[M]Code: That is horrible news!! I want to finish all my downloads before reaching that point! How many episodes do you have at this point?

    Nora: Don’t worry about it! Its experience! Yeah it seems it will be an interesting movie for sure!

    Angelo: The problem isn’t the medical care itself, its the whole damn process! I honestly like Moore’s movies!

    Laialy: damn, salamaat! Drink lots of water!

    Missy: yeah its not easy figuring out the best solution, but going for a full profit system right now isn’t easy either!

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