Lee and I finally got around to watching Sicko, the Michael Moore movie about the health care system in America. Michael Moore definitely has a view point but I appreciate that. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has had problems with their healthcare, so basically, I recommend this movie to every American! I can not believe how much Lee and I pay for healthcare: copays, deductibles, medicine, hospital stays, and we have health insurance! Having lived in England for a year I felt like I experienced their system - I saw the doctor 3 times (for free), and had positive experiences. It felt strange to pay about $10 for any amount of medicine, and I admit I stocked up on birth control pills (which were free!) right before we left to come back to the states. Since I was a pastor in England I would regularly visit the hospital and also a nursing home for seniors. Both were very nice, and free. One of my congregation members had to wait 2 years to have cataract surgery, but she was able to see - and it was free!
I enjoyed the special features on the DVD as well; What Would Jesus Deny was a favorite (a play on the What Would Jesus Do bracelets) and the discussion about the country of Norway - a year off of maternity leave! Sicko will definitely make you think and there is nothing wrong with that!