AODA Rehab. Gateway Technical College
By, Scott Balcer
Reflection on Sicko
After watching Sicko by Micheal Moore, needless to say I was sickened. I knew from owning my own business and not having health insurance myself that medicine and DR. visits were expensive. But, I had no idea of the history, depth, and inside workings of the U.S. medical and pharmaceutical industry. When I saw the people that assisted with 911 unable to get free help and the help they did get was expensive and horrific, I was overwhelmingly shocked. I always knew, from my own experiences as a combat veteran, that the government were lying criminals. But, the way they treat the evil doers in jail with free health car and deny Hard working Americans the same treatment is appalling. After watching this film my opinions about the health care of the nation I fought for and would have died for is so strong, that there have been times that I have had to walk away from discussions to avoid my anger. How could an inhaler cost .60 cents in Cuba and 60 dollar in America? It makes absolutely no sense! How can other countries such as France, Great Britain, and Cuba have better health care than the United States of America? I know that this issue goes much deeper than the movie shows. One time, while I ran my business and had to pay for all the prescriptions and doctor visits, my cost just for strep throat was over 400 dollars for antibiotics and over 300 dollars for the office visits. That’s 700 for just one time!