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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

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Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics there. He interviews patients and doctors in the U.K. about cost, quality, and salaries. He examines why Nixon promoted HMOs in 1971, and why the Clintons' reform effort failed in the 1990s. He talks to U.S. ex-pats in Paris about French services, and he takes three 9/11 clean-up volunteers, who developed respiratory problems, to Cuba for care. He asks of Americans, "Who are we?" Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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france | canada | cuba | hmo | guantanamo | See All (56) »

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For many Americans, laughter isn't the best medicine - it's the only medicine. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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3 July 2007 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,969 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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£156,173 (UK) (26 October 2007)
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This was Moore's first PG-13 documentary since The Big One (1997). See more »

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As he is in the boat nearing the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Michael Moore shouts that the base is on United States soil. It is on Cuban soil and leased by the United States. See more »

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George W. Bush: We got issue in America. Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their... their love with women all across the country.
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"Americans interested in marrying Canadians for healthcare go to www.hook-a-canuck.com" (the actual website does not use the hyphens). See more »

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References Cossacks of the Kuban (1950) See more »

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Wow.. just wow
23 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got done watching this movie and no other movie I have seen in my life has had the impact on me that this movie has had.

My wife has M.S. and requires a LOT of medical treatment. Just ONE of her many prescriptions is a thousand (US) dollars a month. This very expensive experimental drug is nothing more than an old flu shot they are experimenting with. ( seriously )

I am a middle class skilled worker with great insurance.. and I may soon be homeless due in part to this. The other part is due to the corrupt banking system that I hope one day gets equally exposed.

I am now officially embarrassed to be a US citizen. If it wasn't for me already being middle aged and having 15 years seniority in a job I cannot replace... I would forever leave this so called "Free Country"

Peace Rich

rich3077@gmail.com


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