Moore.JPGMichael Moore’s latest mockumentary, “Sicko,” is about as subtle as a sledgehammer in bashing our cockamamie healthcare system, and his lens is way too rose-colored in extolling the virtues of a government-run, single-payer alternative. However, his essential point is valid–that dealing with doctors, hospitals and insurers is too often no better than a shell game, and it’s a disgrace we cannot summon the political will to fill the life-threatening gaps facing insured and uninsured Americans alike.

Mr. Moore is very clever in his approach. He doesn’t focus on the obvious targets–the 45-to-50 million people in this country without any health insurance. Obviously, this crowd, now going bare, would be more likely to back universal health insurance because it is literally better than nothing.

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