Sicko: The Panel Discussion

By July 3, 2007Health Care

The vow of silence on “Sicko” lasted but a short time. We’re weak…And it’s just too tempting to knock around Michael Moore, the Sad Sacko of Socialism.

Besides, the cause is good. Next Monday afternoon the NAM will be holding the first panel discussion of our Health Policy Forum, taking on Moore’s latest propaganda flick. The panelists: Michael Tanner, Director of Health and Welfare Studies at the Cato Institute, and Grace Marie Turner, Founder, President and Trustee of the Galen Institute (.pdf bio here).

The NAM blurb on the event:

In Sicko, Moore takes aim at the health-care industry advocating for a single-payer, government run health care system. One particular scene makes the assertion that Cuba’s socialized health care system is far superior to the United States. However, while touting socialized medicine, Moore misses the big picture – that market-based reforms are taking root in Britain, Canada and even Stockholm. Unfortunately, Mr. Moore’s view that profit in the health care sector is evil is also shared by the chairs of many congressional committees and several presidential candidates. Fortunately, this view is not shared by all.

The discussion is at 4 p.m., Monday, July 9th, at the NAM, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Please RSVP by contacting Amee Short.

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