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Alexander Applauds Michael Moore’s Movie “Sicko”

The major problem with Michael Moore’s new movie “Sicko” is that the movie is right on; the movie takes aim at America’s healthcare system and how profit and cost has taken priority over patient care.
Stewart A. Alexander for President
Peace and Freedom Party

June 11, 2007

The major problem with Michael Moore’s new movie “Sicko” is that the movie is right on; the movie takes aim at America’s healthcare system and how profit and cost has taken priority over patient care.

Today America has more than 46 million people that are presently without health insurance and that number is growing rapidly as millions of baby boomers are now becoming seniors and many businesses and corporations are replacing full time positions with part time or temporary labor.

The US is among the wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations in the world however the US ranks among the lowest of the industrial nations for healthcare services. Today the US healthcare system has a ranking close to many third word nations and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) the US ranks only two positions above Cuba.

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says “What we learn from capitalism is that a capitalistic system is only for the capitalists; the capitalists only exploit the working class, suppressing wages, with little or no benefits. What this system has produced here in the US is the world’s most expensive healthcare system, affordable to less that 10 percent of all Americans.”

The Peace and Freedom Party is presently urging the labor movement and all those seeking single payer to support putting a single payer initiative on the ballot in California on November 2008. This would give Californians an opportunity to vote to remove the insurance companies from controlling the state’s healthcare and to provide healthcare for all the people.

Alexander says, “I hope once people see Sicko they will understand who the real sickos are in the US, they are in Washington; the Democrats, Republicans, and the capitalists that put corporate greed above human needs.

Sicko opens in theaters June 29. For more information search the Web for: Stewart A. Alexander; Alexander: PFP Setting Tone for 2008.

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