Sicko: Health Insurance

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Subject : Micheal Moore’s Movie : Sicko
Main Question : What could be another health care system for the US? Sources : The movie ‘Sicko’

Outline

Introduction What is the movie about?
1st body paragraphTopic sentence: What is wrong about the American health care system?
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2nd body paragraph Topic sentence: What are the possibilities to change it?
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3rd body paragraph Topic sentence: And if they are going to change it, which healthcare system would they take as an example?

Conclusion:
The health care system in the United States should be changed into a health care system similar to the French one.

Introduction: What is the movie about?

Sicko is a documentary film produced by an American filmmaker Micheal Moore that investigates the American Health care system, focusing on its for-profit health insurance and pharmaceutical industry. The film compares the non-universal and for-profit U.S. system with the universal and non-profit systems of Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Cuba. 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 shows many reasons why the American health system should be changed into a health care system similar to the French one.

What is wrong about the American health care system?

Health care in the United States is provided by many separate legal entities. The U.S. spends more on health care, both as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis, than any other nation in the world. Current estimates put U.S. health care spending at approximately 16% of GDP. The health share of GDP is expected to continue its historical upward trend, reaching 19.5 percent of GDP...
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