Knowing that more influential players like big for profit insurance giants and even physicians weren't going to challenge the country to rethink the way healthcare is delivered in this country, nurses have taken the lead in ensuring that Michael Moore's "Sicko" has the backing of a credible group of healthcare providers who are sick and tired of business as usual. I personally have LONG said that we don't necessarily need socialized medicine in this country, but at the very least we should operate in a nonprofit system. I'm proud of my fellow nurses, and plan to go see the movie with a fellow nurse, Kathy, later on this week.
Here's Mike and some nurses at a rally in California:
Here in Portland, "Sicko" is playing at the Nickelodeon on Temple Street. Here's the trailer for the movie: