“Sicko” Vs. A Sick Show

Isaiah J. Poole

“Sicko” is required viewing, not because it’s a contender for the Oscar for Best Picture—though given this year’s paltry offerings, anything is possible—but because it is far better than the play now being staged by the White House.

Two days before Michael Moore’s documentary on the health care crisis went into wide release Friday, President Bush huddled in the White House with a group of people he later described as “distinguished health care experts.” He called it “a really interesting and good discussion,” but it’s not hard to imagine, once you realize who was in the room, the monotone that passed for robust health care debate in the Oval Office that day.

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