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July 6th, 2007


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10:34 pm - Sicko
Marc and I saw Sicko this evening. Yes: the film is inherently polemical. Yes: the film is classic Moore.

But, it does point out the inherent contradictions between America's supposed democratic values and a health system dominated by free enterprise. Capitalistic medicine really should be a human rights violation. Why are we still the only damn industrialized nation without socialized medicine? Fuck that.

Marc has a chronic heart condition. He went through ass loads of hospitalization and surgeries as a child and a teenager. The film was salt on his emotional and physical wounds. Marc and I really should consider living elsewhere.

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From:drasticspirals
Date:July 8th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
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1. if u ever move out of texas make it an east coast thing that way we can still chill while i'm in college :-D
2. worth seeing? the movie, i mean.
3. i didn't know that abt marc...aww
4. i'm getting on that entry...it's just that it's the longest thing EVER and i dun wanna make it public til i've finished so it'll prolly be a few days...
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From:dougieperc
Date:July 8th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
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East Coast would be fun!

Yeah, the movie is worth seeing.

Yeah, Marc doesn't really talk about it, and I hope I didn't cross a boundary by posting about it. But if he has problems again, it would be a pre-exisiting condition, so insurance companies will probably not pay for any medical treatment.

Waiting on the post :)
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From:katannuto
Date:July 9th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)

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I saw the film last night. Sometimes I wonder if the system could be changed now... When I lived in England and New Zealand all the treatment I got was excellent, quick and people were kind to me.

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