Michael Moore, Insurance Companies and 'Socialized Medicine'

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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."

Credits

Guests:
Phyllis Richardson - Design book editor, David Gratzer - Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Ezekiel Emanuel - National Institutes of Health; author, “Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Practices of Highly Effective Medical Organizations.”

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Vanessa Romo