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Love him or hate him, filmmaker Michael Moore knows how to put a stick in the beehive of American politics and into the eye of the powerful. His films have done it with the war in Iraq, and General Motors and the National Rifle Association.

In his new film "SiCKO," Moore goes after the US health care industry, and raises big questions about the moral health of America.

The film is part comedy and farce, with Moore and sick Americans bobbing in Guantanamo Bay begging for the same care as "the evil-doers." But it's ultimately an indictment and a tragedy.

This hour On Point: we put "SiCKO" and the US health care on the examination table.


A.O. Scott, film critic for the New York Times.;
Deborah Burger, President of California Nurses Association, which teamed up with Michael Moore to host 3,000 SiCKO premieres across the country as part of a Scrubs for SiCKO campaign.;
Uwe Reinhardt, Professor of economics and public affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.;
Roger Feldman, Professor in the Health, Policy & Management Program at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health

This program aired on July 2, 2007.


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