It’s easy to dislike Michael Moore. He is sarcastic, he is polemic, and he does that for a living. But he information he provides on health systems in Sicko is accurate, and I’m confident about that because it fits perfectly with what I learned as a Community Health graduate student in one of the top universities in the world.
Some people think Barack Obama should learn from the Brazilian experience to achieve universal health coverage in the USA. I could wine about the issues in Brazil’s public health system, but the fact is World Health Organization cited Brazil as a good example of health policy in the latest World Health Report. And we do that with a ridiculously low budget! Maybe Barack Obama should teach us how to make more money in exchange. 🙂
Update: Karl and Havoc, one of the things I learned from Sicko is that people from Canada and UK don’t think universal health coverage is a socialist thing; they simply consider it a standard part of their democracy. France, another country Michael Moore visited, is very curious, because it is a capitalist country with a very strong socialist party.