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Rescue Plan: Single-Payer System Is The Answer To Public Health Insurance Woes


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Rescue Plan: Single-Payer System Is The Answer To Public Health Insurance Woes

The Times-Union (New York)

Michael Moore's documentary "Sicko" indicts private health insurance and calls for its abolition. "Sicko" joins an American tradition that includes Lewis Hine's photographs of child laborers (1908) and Harriet Beecher Stowe's antislavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), two examples among many. But can Moore's theme change our nation in 2007?

Private health insurance, usually obtained if our employers offer it, has dominated access to American medical care for three generations.