FROM David Gratzer
Michael Moore, Insurance Companies and 'Socialized Medicine' Michael Moore 's latest film Sicko dramatizes the sometimes deadly shortcomings of America's health care system. When people who have insurance are denied payment by a profit-oriented bureaucracy, they either pay the bills and go bankrupt or go without medical treatment that could save their lives. Sicko advocates abolishing insurance companies and regulating the drug industry. It also embraces a Canadian-style, government-run health care system, the kind that advocates of the status quo denounce as "socialized medicine."
An Atrocity in Kenya Al-Shabaab's latest and biggest massacre of innocent people has focused attention on Kenya, where local and regional conflicts have increasing importance to the rest of the world—very much including America.