Michael Moore 's Sicko And John Stossel 's Rebuttal Sick Essay

1036 Words Apr 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Based on viewing Michael Moore’s Sicko and John Stossel’s rebuttal Sick in America, who are you inclined to believe, and why?-
I would say that both documentaries make good points. But I’m more inclined towards accepting the points made in Sicko than I am Sick in America. Moore makes a variety of points about the high costs of medicare, as well as the generally unethical practices of of healthcare insurers due to their having preexisting conditions. While Moore does sort of have a bias of support towards socialized medicine, I don’t think this undermines, in anyway, his solid criticisms of the for-profit healthcare industry in this country. Yes he could go into both sides of the argument—but he’s emphasizing the side that typically gets ignored in this country; where arugments in support of the kind of for-profit system we have in place are in abundance. If the viewer’s really that bothered by his bias and, on that account, willing to dismiss him—there are plenty of other textbooks, politicians, and corporate CEO’s working for drug companies willing to argue what has been the predominant perspective of support for our current healthcare system. ===================
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