Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Problem Is More Immediate

Michael Moore has made a new film about the US health care system called Sicko. Clever. My American shaped friend emailed me after viewing this movie in her native Tennessee and enquired, "Do you guys SERIOUSLY get your health care free?"

I know Big M has a tendency to gloss over some finer points of his arguements when dramatically trying to get his message across, so my interest was piqued in regard to how he had portrayed the glorious socialist beacon that is the NHS. I mean, speaking as an employee of the government, we don't want the brilliantly efficient welfare state advertised on any scale. We're struggling enough with the influx from the Eastern block without them loading up the Mayflower and sending all the pilgrims back for discount beta blockers.

But can I find out when this film is released in the UK? Can I buggery. I've had to email Michael Moore himself to find out. I should think he'll get back to me as a matter of urgency.

5 comments:

spock said...

I completely agree. If the foreigners find out we get daily back massages and foot rubs, we're doomed!

Muffy St Jacques said...

I know. And the 1:1 doctor patient ratio!

Prophecy Girl said...

I think if you found out the shit we put up with you'd start protesting on our behalf. :D Whoever this Tennessee friend of yours is sounds extremely enlightened. You should tell her your thoughts whenever Sicko finally makes it's way overseas...

Muffy St Jacques said...

I worried. MM still hasn't emailed me back. We may have to do something illegal in order for me to watch this.

miffed67 said...

One word....DVD.

Honey, I wouldn't wish your health care system on a Third World country.....but I do wish someone had the balls to reform OURS.