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Cooc  1 Andy Cooc SID: 19802471 March 03, 2008, 7:00-9:00 P.M., 10 Evans Integrative Medicine Workshop SICKO Movie Screening The movie Sicko had allowed me to view health insurance coverage in the United States in a new perspective. It showed me that health insurance corporations will refuse health insurance to disqualified people in order to profit, buy congress members to support the health insurance companies, and attack Canada’s idea of free health coverage for everyone. I was always covered by my health insurance and had all my medications paid for by the health insurance companies, but I had never realized that there are so many people that do not have health insurance. I feel strongly that as the richest nation in the world, we should plan on promoting free health insurance because we cannot ignore uninsured people who may really need a surgery or medication in order to survive. Just because they don’t have the money or health insurance, hospitals refuse to take them in as patients and allow them to slowly die. The
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Unformatted text preview: movie also showed that Canada and other European countries have free health insurance and the idea of free health insurance proves to be effective. Amazingly, these countries also have house call doctors who work for the government and their citizens seem fully satisfied. We can do the same and we have the money to at least make an effort to try. Although we may not have free health insurance for everyone, I believe that we should head towards that direction where everyone can get free health insurance. I disagree on the health insurance CEO’s funding on attacking free insurance in America because they are hurting Americans just for their greed for more money. Just because Canada has free insurance, people from the United States are willing to go across the borders to take advantage of this free insurance. The movie had many impact to my view on health insurance and had inspired me to try to improve the health system in America....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2008 for the course INTEG BIO DECAL taught by Professor Forgot during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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