Director: Michael Moore
Michael Moore’s documentary highlights the sorry state of the U.S. healthcare system. He argues that some 50 million Americans can’t afford a health insurance, and the ones that can are at the mercy of HMOs (health maintenance organizations) who aim to maximise profits at all cost. A number of people come forward to tell their horror stories which have led to financial bankruptcy or, in the worst case, death. Moore compares the American system to the free universal healthcare available in the UK, Canada, France, and Cuba, but only as far as it suits his argument. He has never been a very evenhanded documentarian, but his cause is just and his film is informative and very entertaining.