Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Here's something on Fat Mike's new movie Sicko.
Freedom isn't free, and if you had any doubt whether the first amendment was free, I offer you Michael Moore. The post above makes the point that obese, none-too-healthy guys like MM are one of the drains on the US health system. But my point is, does anybody have the faintest doubt that if Herr Michael had a serious health problem, of a life threatening variety, such as a serious heart attack, or cancer, he would be checking in to a facility that offered the best medical care on earth, which it is repetitive to say, would be in the US of A. The kind of medical care you can get in Cuba may be good enough for the little people, but there is no way he would let them touch his beached whale of a person when the chips were down. He would be in UCLA medical center or the Mayo Clinic before you could say, workers of the world unite. The prospect of imminent death does that to one. The chances that this would change his views are approximately zero.
While I'm on this topic, I'm told a place that has a lot of very good medical care is India. Not their health care system; I just mean a lot of high level medical care goes on there. And, I'm told, it is very largely just fee-for-service. Maybe not-a-doctor Moore should check India out.
WELCOME Instapundit readers. As this is my post, I will react to some of the comments here. No, I do not mean to be saying that if you are fat, you cannot complain about our health care system. I believe fat people have the same rights as everybody else. I don't think Mr. Moore's comments on anything are welcome, not because of his girth, but because I regard him as the worst sort of political hypocrite. My point rather is that because of his obviously impending poor health, he is going to be needing some serious health care soon, and it ain't gonna be Cuba where he gets it. As a person who is certainly not fat, but who has certain body mass related issues, I would be the last person to say that persons who body mass indexes are well above the (ridiculous) recommended AMA index level, should not be allowed to comment to their heart's delight on anything. Now that you've made me say this, you've made me self conscious enough that I'm going skip the potato chips at lunch. I hope you're happy.