Free screening of Michael Moore's film Sicko . . .
In this 2007 documentary, Michael Moore exposes the appalling inadequacies of the American privatised healthcare system which the NSW Government seems hell bent on emulating with its decision to have the new hospital in Frenchs Forest built and operated by a private company.
In ‘Sicko’, Michael Moore shows how private corporations will always exercise their prime duty to their shareholders and put profits first. Almost 50 million Americans are uninsured while the remainder, who are covered, are often victims of insurance company fraud and red tape. ‘Sicko’ points out that the US health care system is ranked 37 out of 191 by the WHO with certain health measures, such as infant mortality and life expectancy, equal to countries with much less economic wealth. Former employees of insurance companies describe cost-cutting initiatives that give bonuses to physicians & others to find reasons for the company to avoid the cost of medically necessary treatments for policy holders, & thus increase profitability.
Come along & find out how we can stop the privatisation of our new hospital.
Visit keepitpublic.org for more information about the issue.
"Driven by Michael Moore's sincere humanism, Sicko is a devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary about the state of America's health care."
"A devastating exposure of America's iniquitous healthcare system, coolly marshalled and amusingly detailed by Moore."
"This magnificent new film from Michael Moore is a timely reminder of the grotesque mess that Americans have made for themselves with healthcare."