If you missed this 2007 documentary by Michael Moore, you should absolutely catch it. Extremely timely and relevant with the raging debates over Healthcare Reform, the film investigates the American health care system, focusing on its health insurance and pharmaceutical industry. It also compares the for-profit, non-universal U.S. system with the non-profit universal health care systems of Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Cuba. After each movie screening, a panel discussion is scheduled with a variety of influential and engaged folks including Laphonza Butler, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Dr. Paul Song, Jose Gonzales, Dr. Toni Lews, Jack Dannibale, Assemblymember Mike Eng, Dr. Rishi Manchanda, Councilwoman Jaque Robinson, Dr. Rishi Manchanda, and more.
Aside from the movie, you can also check out free health screenings/care, rooftop DJs, free stuff, games, and other activities… in an air conditioned venue!
As Congress heads back to DC on Tuesday to continue engaging in a debate on Healthcare Reform that has been erupting fires among citizens all across the country, you owe it to yourself to get informed. If you’re confused about the issues — and let’s face it — there is a lot of information and MISinformation out there, why not take this opportunity to get active in communicating with our leaders before they go?
SICKO screens at 10AM, 12:30PM, and 3:00PM