This is very interesting:

Outside the restroom doors? the theater was in chaos. The entire Sicko audience had somehow formed an impromptu town hall meeting in front of the ladies room. I?ve never seen anything like it. This is Texas goddammit, not France or some liberal college campus. But here these people were, complete strangers from every walk of life talking excitedly about the movie. It was as if they simply couldn?t go home without doing something drastic about what they?d just seen. …

The talk gradually centered around a core of 10 or 12 strangers in a cluster while the rest of us stood around them listening intently to this thing that seemed to be happening out of nowhere. [One man] shouted for everyone?s attention. The conversation stopped instantly as all eyes in this group of 30 or 40 people were now on him. ?If we just see this and do nothing about it,? he said, ?then what?s the point? Something has to change.? There was silence, then [another man’s] wife started calling for email addresses. Suddenly everyone was scribbling down everyone else?s email, promising to get together and do something? though no one seemed to know quite what.

Crazy. Not entirely surprising – Moore knows how to get people talking. And that’s a good thing.

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  • Casey

    A good first step would be to start collecting at least anecdotal evidence of the inefficiencies of the current system. I know of a case where the insurance wouldn’t let a doctor prescribe a particular allergy medication until he or she first prescribed another and it was deemed ineffective. Who’ the doc here?

    Keep in mind, the insurance companies scream FRAUD every time the issue if costs comes up. I ask this: How many people can name a case of fraud from their personal knowledge? Not just stories from the internet or someone heard…, but personal knowledge. Such stories are few and far between. Now, how many can from their personal knowledge tell a story like the one above where an insurance company hosed them? Get that conversation at a party and no one will have time to comment on how much the Reds suck.

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