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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 12:36 AM
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Michael Moore Sicko Clip about Nixon and HMOs
 
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the latter part of the clip:

February 17, 1971 5:23 PM
Conservation between Ehrlichmann and Nixon at the White House:

Ehrlichmann:
"We have now narrowed down the vice president's problems
on this thing to one issue, and this is whether we should
include these Health Maintenance Organizations like
Edgar Kaiser's Permanente thing."
Nixon:
"Now let me ask you. You know I'm not too keen on any of
these damn medical programs."
Ehrlichmann:
"This is is a private enterprise one."
Nixon:
"Well that appeals to me."
Ehrlichmann:
"Edgar Kaiser is running this Permanente deal for profit,
and the reason he can do it, I had Edgar Kaiser come in,
talk to me about this, and I went into some depth,
all the incentives are toward less medical care,
because the less care they give them,
the more money they make,"
Nixon:
"Fine."
Ehrlichmann:
"and the incentives run the right way."
Nixon:
"Not bad."

THE NEXT DAY, February 18, 1971
Nixon on TV telling the American people:

"I am proposing today a new national health strategy.
The purpose of this program is simply this.
I want every American to have the finest health care
in the world and I want every American to be able to
have that care when he needs it."
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 12:42 AM
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1. Just saw sicko this evening
Hubby who is a family practice physician says it should be shown on prime time tv. He was envious of the physician in England. LOL.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 03:12 AM
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2. This is the part
that pissed me off the most. Here is PROOF that we were set up for profit to those who are still abusing their *power* to take as much money as they can and those who can't pay off are allowed to suffer and die. Proof. That right there should be reason enough to stop this grand heist.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 01:14 PM
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6. You and me both
How much more blatant could it get?
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peacebuzzard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:43 AM
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3. I need to see this movie.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 09:56 AM
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4. The UK Physicians Bonuses Are Based On The Improving Health Of Their Patients
What a novel concept!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 06:54 PM
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5. Too bad there's no video clip of Bush allowing the Drug companies writing Bush's new drug
program for the senior's which actually made their prescription costs get even hire.

I couldn't believe they actually had footage of Nixon saying it's ok if it's for big biz..
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