This is actually going to refer to the actual meaning of the word “sick”, not as in “you’re a sick person for behaving like that” or something ;)
We watched “SiCKO”, the latest Michael Moore-documentary, a little while ago. I missed to see it at the movie theaters and wanted to see it for a long time. It finally was available on Netflix and I got it.
Man, that film was scary. I knew that the health care system in the US kinda sucks, but I had no idea that it is so bad. Some of the cases that were portrayed in this documentary were just mind-boggling.
People, somewhat well-off, lost house and home because of urgently needed cancer treatment and had to move in with their daughter, a 22-year old girl was denied treatment for cervical cancer because she was considered “too young” for that kind of illness and a husband and dad was denied cancer treatment because the treatment recommended by the doctor was denied by the health insurance as “not necessary” and/or “experimental”.
Some people actually died because they were denied any treatment or partial treatment by their health insuranc companies.
The US are the only, wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal health care system. This really is beyond me.
I am not trying to offend anyone, but why do Americans so stubbornly cling to the belief that nothing can be regulated by the government, but every decision should remain in the hands of each individual person?
Life is not fair, will never be fair and to look out for the old, poor and sick should be the priority of every society.
I recommend you go and watch it.