Sicko (2007)

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Documentary about the failings of the US healthcare system, and particuarly how the health insurance companies do all they can to avoid paying out on valid claims. Also at the influence and pressure of such insurance and drug companies on politicians, preventing any moves towards "socialised" healthcare. Looks at individuals who have been crippled by debt because of healthcare bills or even refused the treatment they need. Compares the US system with the national free and subsidised healthcare systems of countries such as Canada, Britain, France and Cuba.

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