<\body> Stories in America: On today's radio show: A conversation about Sicko

Monday, July 02, 2007

On today's radio show: A conversation about Sicko

Today on Your Call, we're having a discussion about Michael Moore's new film Sicko. The show airs from 10:00-11:00 am PST. You can listen on 91.7 FM in the Bay Area or online.

Today's guests:

Mohit Ghose, Vice President of Marketing of America's Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group representing more than 1,300 health insurance companies

Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for the California Nurses Association, a labor union representing more than 75,000 nurses nationwide. Like Michael Moore, the CNA advocates for single payer health care.

Regina Herzlinger, professor at the Harvard Business School, and author of the new book, Who Killed HealthCare? America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure


At 7/02/2007 7:28 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

Here's some interesting stuff (from a CNN story) that didn't make it into Moore's movie, but might make interesting fodder for your discussion

Moore focuses on the private insurance companies and makes no mention of the U.S. government-funded health-care systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program and the Veterans Affairs health-care systems. About 50 percent of all health-care dollars spent in the United States flows through these government systems.

"Sicko" also ignores a handful of good things about the American system. Believe it or not, the United States does rank highest in the patient satisfaction category. Americans do have shorter wait times than everyone but Germans when it comes to nonemergency elective surgery such as hip replacements, cataract removal or knee repair.

At 7/02/2007 7:30 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

This is interesting...



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