When I think of all the injustice that black Americans have had to suffer under America's racist past, few examples of it offend me as much as those often-told stories of black patients unnecessarily suffering because they were barred from white-only hospitals.
There is something revoltingly distasteful about the very idea of one human being denying medical care to another because of the color of their skin.
Last night I saw Sicko and it brought back these haunting stories. We may no longer have white-only hospitals but it seems we have green-only hospitals. They're a paradise to live in or see; But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot if you ain't got the do re mi.
I think that if you live in a country with universal healthcare you owe it to yourself to go and see Sicko. If you are American and watch the DVD version be sure to watch the feature on Norway.
It is a disgrace that 18,000 Americans die each year of treatable illness because they don't have insurance. It is beyond disgraceful it is sick.