9/11 and Health Care

As far as current reflections are concerned, I watched Michael Moore’s Sicko about a month ago, and a big part of the movie is when Michael Moore takes 9/11 rescue workers to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The rescue workers were unable to receive treatment for physical and psychological maladies they got after 9/11. The cost was high, their insurance companies weren’t sufficiently helping them, and the government wouldn’t pay for their treatment. Then, Michael Moore showed Republicans defending Guantanamo Bay, arguing that it’s not mean to terrorists and enemy combatants because it provides them with free medical care. Michael Moore then asks: Why are we giving free medical care to terrorists, but not to the American heroes of 9/11? He took the rescue workers to Guantanamo Bay to demand an answer.

I decided to put Michael Moore on my list of web sites after that, even though his name appears unusual in a roll that includes Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. Sure, Michael Moore can be one-sided, and people question if his documentaries are always honest. But I liked the way he grandstanded on behalf of 9/11 rescue workers. People accuse the Left of being anti-American, but, here, Michael Moore combined his liberalism with love for his country.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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