The World According to kcillini77

March 13, 2008

Yeah, I might be being brainwashed, but just a little.

Filed under: America,conservative,Health Care,liberal,politics — kcillini77 @ 6:30 am

Sicko

I know, I know. Michael Moore is a communist. Michael Moore is a big, fat idiot. Michael Moore should just go ahead and move to Cuba if he likes it so much. Michael Moore may just be the Antichrist.

Now that we’ve dispensed with the formalities, here are my top ten things that may happen to you, my fellow red blooded conservative Christian American if you choose to view Michael Moore’s Sicko:

1. You may feel compassion for the woman who lost her husband without a fight because the insurance company and the hospital felt that it was too expensive to attempt a bone marrow transplant that was considered an experimental treatment for his condition.

2. You may listen to a British family practice physician (paid by his government) talk about his $170,000 per year salary and million dollar house and Audi and think that he’s doing very good for himself. When you hear him say that American doctors would be quite comfortable in Britain but may want to stay in America if they want a 2 million dollar house and 3 nice cars and 5 flat screen TV’s, you might wonder if the capitalism we practice in America is really about allowing the entrepreneur to live the American Dream or if it’s more about allowing Gordon Gecko to declare “Greed is Good!”

3. You may wonder if your insurance company could or would drop you from coverage for an undisclosed yeast infection.

4. You may question why a 9/11 rescue worker now on social security because of her respiratory problems that prevent her from working is able to buy her medicine for 5 cents in Communist Cuba when it costs her 20 percent of her monthly Social Security payment in the USA.

5. You may start to wonder if despite following Dave Ramsey’s suggestions to the letter and saving plenty for your retirement you will one day be asking your kids for a spare room because of all of your medical bills.

6. You may wonder how in America someone could lose their 18 month old child because the hospital the child was brought to via ambulance was not in-network with the insurance provider and it took 2 hours to straighten that out and get the child to the “right” hospital just in time for her to die.

7. You may think about how a 35 hour work week and 5 weeks of vacation per year in Godless France may be an easier place to enjoy your family and practice your family values than corporate America.

8. You may wonder why the Al Qaeda detainees at Guantanamo Bay have access to government provided state of the art health care that average citizens and even military personnel could never get without large bags of cash.

9. You may wonder whether it is more effective to help our neighbors by raising cash in a church basement so they can afford a simple test or to change the system so they don’t have to raise that money in the first place.

10. You may realize that Michael Moore and all documentary makers are manipulative with your emotions and distort the facts. France and England are not Utopias. We can’t just turn on socialized medicine and make everything wonderful. BUT, there is something truly wrong with our health care system and there is a lot of truth in what Mr. Moore has to say. Calling him or those politicians across the aisle the enemy and refusing to listen to them is just burying your head in the sand. Michael Moore may not have the solution figured out, but he’s right that we need to come up with one.

Then again, maybe you will just spend the whole movie yelling at the screen about how you’d rather have dinner with Stalin than a liberal democrat like Michael Moore. In that case, you might as well skip this one and spend another night working late to save for your future medical bills.

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5 Comments »

  1. You are right. Michael Moore is so evil. How can this large man attack poor little defenseless corporate America like that? And taking sides with the global super-power Cuba is just, like, totally unacceptable.

    Do you think that compassionate conservative could exercise some of that compassion that he used in Texas and get Moore sent to the gas chamber?

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — March 13, 2008 @ 6:37 am | Reply

  2. Wow. And that is why I come to this blog. Okay…I confess…I haven’t been here in a while. But you are brilliant. I don’t understand many things. But I do understand the need to get health care together. My husband now live in a society where health care is free…and it is just that…gross, take what you can-free. Everything a “free clinic” would be in your mind. There are blood stains on the carpet and sheets. They have charts on the walls to tell the nurses and volunteers what may or may not be wrong with you because all of the places you can go to like the “paid hospitals” actually have trained people who don’t need to look at a chart…they already know with out looking on the wall. And then you are sitting in plastic chairs for 7 hours just to be looked at to be told that you have pnamonia or TB. Yeah….I am all about figuring out this health care situation. But I think we need a better plan….because free health care is not the answer. At least not what we have seen.

    Comment by Kristiapplesauce — March 25, 2008 @ 2:38 am | Reply

  3. Yeah, I agree to an extent. I have yet to see the movie, but based on what I’ve heard here’s what I think…

    The health care system is broken. The decision making process is no longer in the hands of the physicians who care for the patients. Rather, it’s in the hands of accountants/risk managers who make life-saving decisions based on a ‘bottom line’ or ‘dollar-for-dollar’ return policy. HUH??

    I work for an industry that absolutely banks on medical need. But the insurance industry has taken on a status of ‘above the norm’ in terms of values and ethics.

    If insurance companies don’t place the decision of critical care in the hands of respected physicians, they aren’t doing due justice to the patients who trust that their 10, 20, 50, 100, 1,000 dollars per month are worth spending!!

    Comment by Joshua — March 29, 2008 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  4. Interesting discussion and points. Part of the problem that we have with solutions is that instead of passing the savings onto customers, they are returned to the “share holders”. Therefore, finding cost-saving solutions is a futile effort; look at the banking industry and the regulation of records–a consistent documentation trail, electronic records, and security protocols. All of those are designed to help reduce the costs of banking and improving information exchange. Instead, we’ve got a new bank on each of the three corners of an intersection where Walgreen’s was not able to build, worse service, and no faith in our bankers, who are no longer trying to help guide us through life with firm parental-like guidance, but with an eye on our pocketbook, not much different from a local petty thief.

    I think the answer is in raising he importance of values and ethics in our society. Look how over-the-top we’ve gone with social acceptance (to the point that if something is not OK with you, you’re labeled ‘prejudice’–it’s OK to be anything but not OK with some behaviors). If we can go that over-the-top with no ethics or values, perhaps we can do the same with honesty, integrity, and the idea of being a good neighbor to our citizens.

    Comment by Blaine — April 28, 2008 @ 5:51 am | Reply

  5. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

    Comment by RaiulBaztepo — March 28, 2009 @ 6:07 pm | Reply


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