I was informed by my physician that what I "thought" to be a cold was a bronchial infection bordering pneumonia and the physician told me without antibiotics I could wind up in the hospital . But then a good friend of mine once told me "I can afford to "die" because I have life insurance, only I just can't afford to get sick." I'll tell you what the "abuse" is. It is the over inflated prices of medical care and prescription medications. I only go to the doctor as a "last resort" (number one, I can't afford to take time off work for it). The LAST thing that I would go to any physician for is a so called "feel good" visit.
That is a bloggers response to noted film maker Michael Moores "Sicko," a devastating indictment of the crisis in the US.
Moore has continued with his attacks on the ruling establishment. In a recent interview he blasted the top tier presidential candidates, none of whom have so far offered no radical solution to the issue.
Moore remarked bluntly, "These guys are bought and paid for by this industry," he said, "and that's why we're not going to have change as long as that system of money buying our politicians continues to exist in this country."
He also blasted the media for not asking tough questions on the issue.
He said that he was concerned that the health-care debate would go the way of the war debate. Had journalists confronted the government on its decision to invade Iraq, they could have saved thousands of lives.
"My point is that had ABC News, NBC News, CBS News been more aggressive in confronting the government with what they were telling us back in 2003 about Iraq, you might have prevented this war. You, this network, the other networks," Moore said. "Those 3,500 soldiers that are dead today may not have had to die had our news media done its job. My point is that the media didn't ask the questions."
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