“Sicko” — Did Michael Moore Get It Right?

 

“Sicko” — Did Michael Moore Get It Right?

Michael Moore made a splash with his documentary, “Sicko,” about the disarray of the American health care system. Three weeks ago, an American woman executive in her early sixties—let’s call her Joyce—needed to see a doctor fairly late at night in the little town of Füssen, Germany. My wife, Peggy, and I went with her to the emergency room of the local hospital. It turned out that earlier in the year, Joyce had the very same symptoms during a business trip to the Midwest and went to the emergency room of one of the biggest hospitals in Omaha. The comparison of how Joyce