Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Oprah + Michael Moore = Universal Health Care in the USA??

It could happen. Michael Moore's movie Sicko is a hit even before it has been shown in theaters. It's getting viewers upset, even those who have health insurance but don't realize (yet) what could happen to them if their insurer denies them the care they need. It happens all the time. Yes, even here in Hawaii. We all need to see this film.

But would the film be enough to move our politicians towards adopting a system of universal health care similar to what other countries have? It's influence was given a big boost tonight as Oprah interviewed Moore and showed clips from the film. Her audience was treated to a showing of the film before the broadcast and they were enthusiastic, interrupting the interview with applause.

Oprah also said that she would be holding a town hall discussion about it on her webswite. If Oprah hangs on to this issue it has a chance of making a bigger impact than Moore alone could muster.

If you missed her program this evening, it's been posted on YouTube. Click below for part one and part two, unless someone makes them take the videos off.

Help spread the word. Email the YouTube links to your friend, or direct them to this web page to see them.

Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-U_RIK7OyuY

Part 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Icor2ILQtLw


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