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Michael Moore Talks Health Reform!!

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Now that Health Care Reform has passed, we expected Michael Moore to comment sooner rather than letter, and he doesn't disappoint!!

The controversial documentary filmmaker has written this open letter to Republicans:

To My Fellow Citizens, the Republicans:

Thanks to last night's vote, that child of yours who has had asthma since birth will now be covered after suffering for her first nine years as an American child with a pre-existing condition.

Thanks to last night's vote, that 23-year-old of yours who will be hit one day by a drunk driver and spend six months recovering in the hospital will now not go bankrupt because you will be able to keep him on your insurance policy.

Thanks to last night's vote, after your cancer returns for the third time — racking up another $200,000 in costs to keep you alive — your insurance company will have to commit a criminal act if they even think of dropping you from their rolls.

Yes, my Republican friends, even though you have opposed this health care bill, we've made sure it is going to cover you, too, in your time of need. I know you're upset right now. I know you probably think that if you did get wiped out by an illness, or thrown out of your home because of a medical bankruptcy, that you would somehow pull yourself up by your bootstraps and survive. I know that's a comforting story to tell yourself, and if John Wayne were still alive I'm sure he could make that into a movie for you.

But the reality is that these health insurance companies have only one mission: To take as much money from you as they can — and then work like demons to deny you whatever coverage and help they can should you get sick.

So, when you find yourself suddenly broadsided by a life-threatening illness someday, perhaps you'll thank those pinko-socialist, Canadian-loving Democrats and independents for what they did Sunday evening.

If it's any consolation, the thieves who run the health insurance companies will still get to deny coverage to adults with pre-existing conditions for the next four years. They'll also get to cap an individual's annual health care reimbursements for the next four years. And if they break the pre-existing ban that was passed last night, they'll only be fined $100 a day! And, the best part? The law will require all citizens who aren't poor or old to write a check to a private insurance company. It's truly a banner day for these corporations.

So don't feel too bad. We're a long way from universal health care. Over 15 million Americans will still be uncovered — and that means about 15,000 will still lose their lives each year because they won't be able to afford to see a doctor or get an operation. But another 30,000 will live. I hope that's ok with you.

If you don't mind, we're now going to get busy trying to improve upon this bill so that all Americans are covered and so the grubby health insurance companies will be put out of business — because when it comes to helping the sick, no one should ever be allowed to ask the question, "How much money can we save by making this poor bastard suffer?"

Please, my Republican friends, if you can, take a quiet moment away from your AM radio and cable news network this morning and be happy for your country. We're doing better. And we're doing it for you, too.

Yours,
Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
MichaelMoore.com

P.S. I'll have more to say on this tonight, live on CNN, at 9pm ET. I'll be talking with Larry King about the health care bill and where we go from here, considering we still don't have universal health care.

P.P.S. In case you missed these photos in yesterday's NY Times Sunday Magazine… That's the results of seven years of madness. The Iraq War began its 8th year this weekend. How can we remove more of those responsible for this tragedy in November?

Wow.

What do U think?? Is Moore on the mark or just trying to stir some more shiz??

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321 comments to “Michael Moore Talks Health Reform!!”

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  1. 301

    Re: Christy B_87
    Wow. The fact that republicans are pro-life towards abortion is completely irrevelant to this article.
    You say the drama is over money and not the bill - well the whole problem with the US health care system is money - people don't want to pay more taxes and healthcare companies are greedy and want to make money off of you. This is ridiculous - is it just for someone who cannot afford health insurance to be denied healthcare? Sure, one could say "If they're poor, why don't they get a better job so they can make enough money to afford it?" The way the American system is set up implies this question. The thing is, making money and getting a job isn't always easy, especially the current economy. If a country is truly to serve its people, it would serve it in the most basic way - which is to keep its people alive and well. This should be affordable (being included in taxes, as no healthcare system can be free of costs… unless it is magic) and not corrupted by America's greed.
    And you say your step father had cancer and didn't have to pay a dime. How about the insurance bills throughout his life?
    And wouldn't it be better to PAY LESS money (as in taxes) and KNOW you are going to be covered? This is the beauty of universal healthcare.
    I feel bad for y'all who live in America.



  2. 302

    Re: Christy B_87
    You said in one of your post that your pretty sure republicans are pro-life. What as in pregnant women can't kill their unborn child, but it's ok for them to send them to Iraq to die for a pointless war? That they are pro-life because they are sending death threats to the Dems that passed this bill? Or are they pro-life because they don't want to help the 30 some million people that don't have health care? So, basically, the republicans only care about you until you make it out of the womb…



  3. 303

    Amen Michael Moore!



  4. 304

    Re: Plinkie9 – 1. "Sicko" was a documentary feature film. 2. I know the scarey facts…and I didn't look them up in the Ditto head "Guide on How to Attain the Art of Denial". Therefore, #3, nothing will ever be allowed to change your mind, so rant away, have a teaparty, break up a town meeting or whatever…you are not relevant, I'm sorry.



  5. 305

    Re: LA Doc – Why don't you just cut to chase and say what you REALLY want to say…the classic elitist line of all time, 'LET THEM EAT CAKE." Whattsamatter, baby? Will this mean old healthcare bill keep you from buying that Mazerati you had your eye on? How can God allow this to happen to YOU!?!?! You're close to the LaBrea tarpits, aren't you? Why don't you jump in and keep company with the rest of your OLD, OLD friends?



  6. 306

    Seriously. Well put. I love this man.



  7. 307

    Love Micheal Moore. You would think the republican party made up of militant christo/fascists and evil-gelical fundies would endorse health care for all Americans,that sure would be what Jesus would do. But they are very selective about their morals and cause and reichwing agenda.



  8. 308

    Re: breckensmom – You white trash butt can be exempt from the plan.



  9. 309

    Your



  10. 310

    He is ON THE MARK — well said!!!



  11. 311

    this guy is the biggest douche bag.



  12. 312

    Bravo Michael Moore!



  13. 313

    Micheal Moore speaks with passion and heart. Agree or disagree with what he says, he comes from a very good place in the heart. He embodies liberal democracy beautifully.



  14. 314

    Thanks to the vote, if I decline coverage, I get fined over $700.00 a year, that I cannot afford. If I do work and have coverage, thanks to the vote, I will be paying more in preimums which I cannot afford. But if I work at a min wage job, and have no coverage, then thank you for the vote… I get free health care!!!! So America repeat after me…. Can I supersize this for you? or Can I get you a cart?



  15. 315

    Michael Moore is right, we are on a better track, everyone is jumping to conclusions, this was just the initial vote..



  16. 316

    It must be hell for the politicians to have to vote to cut their own re-election contributions by letting this healthcare option come to fruition but at least they can fall back on their VIP insurance policies they were given for life as part of the bribe/consultation fee/lobby payments by the top 10 worst insurance companies/top earning insurance companies.

    HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE!

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    317

    Re: Plinkie9 – leading in education?? don't think so!

  18. Aenji says – reply to this


    318

    MM is so right! i cannot understand those people who are against this bill.
    Of course you have to pay more taxes but you gotta still keep in mind what you are paying for. You already payed for a goddamn war in Iraq which was totally and undeniable UNDFOUNDED! So you have litterally paid for KILLING people!
    So why not being a little bit more human this time and spend taxes on SAVING lives?
    I can't believe this is such a big problem for some people! This is a good thing to start with!! You ALL will benefit from it!! And even though its still not perfect, it will work out well, as it did in other countries!



  19. 319

    Re: breckensmom
    I am really glad that everything worked out for you and your child, but I think you just demonstrated exactly why people don't understand why we need this bill. In most people's minds, it comes down to, "well, I have health insurance, and I don't need help, and they have been so helpful with working everything out with me, obviously everyone else is just stupid and lazy." Let me tell you that I yelled and danced when this bill was passed. I have Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed almost a year ago. I tried to get heath insurance only to be denied over and over again. I then finally got on my father's insurance only to find out they won't cover anything that has to do with my MS for a year. In a year, my medicine will have cost me $30,000. I have to have an MRI every six months, as well as blood tests, and neurology visits every three months. The MS Society is helping me with my meds, but where is the rest of the money coming from? So yes, I am thrilled that you have everything worked out for you, but you have to step back for a second and think of everyone it didn't work out for. That is who this bill is for.



  20. 320

    We don't need THIS bill because it's FLAWED. If it was so great, why isn't congress covered by it? Why isn't Obama covered by it?

    IT's basically Obama saying "Let them eat cake, and have the middle class pay for it"



  21. 321

    Mikey? He's on the money and doing his thing. I do wish he'd lose weight in a healthy way (diet and excercise) 'cuz I'd like him to stick around and make more movies. Someone I know was in Norway recently and a friend asked him there…Why don't you Americans want health care? We're the ONLY industrialized country that hasn't gotten a handle on this. We can do much better. Loss of freedom? What…go broke or not have any health insurance at all? Not much of a choice for many Americans who don't make enough to pay for it…and be able to cover the basics (food, shelter, utilities).

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