Salt Lake City, UT – The new film Sicko may present some typical Michael Moore theatrics, but in it, Moore poses some important questions about health care in the United States. Who are we as a nation if we allow 44 million people to go uninsured? Thursday, we'll look at Canadian politician and icon Tommy Douglas who fought for universal coverage in the early 1960s. Some 50 years later, and the United States remains embroiled in a similar debate. Doug talks to Gregory Marchildon of the University of Regina and to Gerard Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about what the US can learn from other health care models, and why it is we seem so reluctant to change.
Michael Moore's Sicko opens Friday, June 29th at the Broadway Centre Cinema with screenings throughout the day. For details on tickets and show times, call the Salt Lake Film Society at 801-321-0310 or visit them on-line
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