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Yareli Medrano ENC 1102 Project #2 4 March 2008 Who’s the real Sicko? In the movie Sicko (2007), director Michael Moore interviews Americans who have been denied treatment by our health care insurance companies. The same companies who sacrifice essential health services in order to maximize profits. The consequences for the individual subscribers range from bankruptcy to the unnecessary deaths of loved ones. It is then that the ethical values of the HMO's are really put on the line. By the use of interviews and several other forms of research, director Michael Moore poses this simple question to Americans "Who are we?" I believe that in doing this, Moore not only questions the moral values of the HMO’s, but also those of our nation. Forcing us to see that socialized medicine may be the only solution. Moore builds his case against managed care through a series of anecdotes: a woman whose health insurer denied treatment on the basis she was "too young" to have cervical cancer; another who was billed for an ambulance ride after a car accident because she failed to get the trip "pre-approved." With in all of this the same question is often posed. "Who are we?" or "What have we become?" This rhetorical question is posed by Moore to the American public, he is disgusted to believe that America has become a place where its citizens are dumped out on the streets or denied treatment if they are unable to pay their medical bills. It is extremely inhumane the way some of these people were treated by their HMO's, some cases are heart-wrenching,
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course ENGLISH 1102 taught by Professor Weber during the Spring '08 term at Tampa.

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