The AMA is hazardous to your health - As a Canadian; as with most Canadians, what we do understand about getting sick or being injured in the United States, is that when you go to the doctor or hospital, you’d better have Insurance, or bring the Mortgage to your house. That pretty much sums it up.
Sicko, despite whatever draw-backs we have been told, still holds water when it comes to portraying the healthcare systems in the U.S., the U.K., France, Cuba and Canada.
Although Moore’s films are usually lambasted by the critics as being ‘out of context’ and ‘missing information’, it gets the basic point across. American healthcare sucks.Having never lived in France or Cuba, and having only visited both the U.S. and the U.K., I can’t speak for the medical service.
In the case of the U.S. - thank all the gods I’ve never had the pleasure. I don’t have 50 Grand to re-attach the tip of my finger after I mistakenly give a New York Rangers fan the finger at a hockey game and it’s sliced off by his very handy switch-blade - after all, it is New York.
Sure, in Canada, we can wander into our local hospital holding the tip of our fingers and very nice doctors and nurses will put Humpty-Dumpty back together again - for free - kinda.