Filmmaker Michael Moore invites you to e-mail your "Health Care Horror Story" to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELOW he promises, "I will read every
read every single one of them," and says
he may film you for his new documentary,
Sicko, about the health care industry.
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006
Send Me Your Health Care Horror Stories ... An Appeal from Michael Moore
How would you like to be in my next
movie? I know you've probably heard I'm
making a documentary about the health
care industry (but the HMOs don't know this, so don't tell them -- they think I'm making a romantic comedy).
If you've followed my work over the
years, you know that I keep a pretty
low profile while I'm making my movies.
I don't give interviews, I don't go on TV and I don't defrost my refrigerator. I do keep my website updated on a daily
basis (there's been something like 4,000,000 visitors just this week alone) and the rest of the time I'm ... well, I can't tell
you what I'm doing, but you can pretty much guess. It gets harder and harder sneaking into corporate headquarters, but
I've found that just dying my hair black and wearing a skirt really helps.
Back to my invitation to be in my
movie. Have you ever found yourself
getting ready to file for bankruptcy
because you can't pay your kid's hospital bill, and then you say to yourself, "Boy, I sure would like to be
in Michael Moore's health care movie!"? Or, after being turned down for the third time by your HMO for
an operation they should be paying for, do you ever think to yourself, "Now THIS travesty should be in that 'Sicko' movie!"?
Or maybe you've just been told that
your father is going to have to just,
well, die because he can't afford the
drugs he needs to get better - and it's then that you say, "Damn, what did I do with Michael Moore's home number?!"
Ok, here's your chance. As you can
imagine, we've got the goods on these
bastards. All we need now is to put a
few of you in the movie and let the world see what the greatest country ever in the history of the universe
does to its own people, simply because they have the misfortune of getting sick. Because getting sick, unless you
are rich, is a crime - a crime for which you must pay, sometimes with your own life.
About four hundred years from now,
historians will look back at us like we
were some sort of barbarians,
but for now we're just the laughing stock of the Western world.
So, if you'd like me to know what
you've been through with your insurance
company, or what it's been like to have
no insurance at all, or how the hospitals and doctors wouldn't treat you (or if they did, how they sent you into poverty
trying to pay their crazy bills) ...if you have been abused in any way by this sick, greedy, grubby system and it has caused
you or your loved ones great sorrow and pain, let me know.
Send me a short, factual account of
what has happened to you - and what IS
happening to you right now if you have
been unable to get the health care you need. Send it to :: email@example.com :: I will read every single one of
them (even if I can't respond to or help everyone, I will be able to bring to light a few of your stories).
Thank you in advance for sharing them
with me and trusting me to try and do
something about a very corrupt system
that simply has to go.
Oh, and if you happen to work for an
HMO or a pharmaceutical company or a
profit-making hospital and you have
simply seen too much abuse of your fellow human beings and can't take it any longer - and you would like the
truth to be told - please write me at :: firstname.lastname@example.org :: I will protect your privacy and I will tell
the world what you are unable to tell. I am looking for a few heroes with a conscience. I know you are out there.
Thank you, all of you, for your help
and your continued support through the
years. I promise you that with "Sicko"
we will do our best to give you not only a great movie, but a chance to bring down this evil empire, once and for all.
In the meantime, stay well. I hear fruits and vegetables help.
- end of letter -
* Please e-mail to Michael Moore at email@example.com about psychiatric human rights abuse!
* Please forward to others.
Forwarded by : MindFreedom International
Unite to Win Human Rights in Mental Health!
FORWARDED NEWS: Human Rights & Mental Health
http://www.mindfreedom.org/ - 3 February 2006
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