Last evening my partner and I finally had the chance to watch the Oprah show which I had DVR'd from the night before, a show we had very much wanted to see.
Michael Moore was Oprah's guest, and we're big fans of both of them. Michael was promoting his latest film, "Sicko", which recently got rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival. You can read more about the success of his most recent film on his website.
This is a snippet of what he writes on his latest update about the film:
"At the press screening for "Sicko," the Wall Street Journal reported that hardened reporters and critics wept. Even those who have been harsh to me in the past, or who have not agreed with my politics, were moved. Aside from my stated desire that "Sicko" ignite a fire for free, universal health care (and a larger wish that we, as Americans, do a better job of treating each other with a true sense of solidarity and respect), I continue to hope that I can make a contribution to the art of cinema and give people a good reason to get out of the house for a few hours."
My partner was so inspired by this Oprah show with Michael he said he's going to email BOTH Oprah and Michael. Ya see...we're upset with the pathetic health care system in America!
My partner had such an issue with Kaiser that he switched health care providers recently. Kaiser wouldn't give him a medical test which his primary care doctor stated he needed! As we heard on the Oprah show last night, the reason he was denied the test which his doctor wanted him to have was because of the MONEY! Now he's going to get the test (which could possibly give him information to save his life!) with another doctor and another health care provider.