US health professionals demonstrate in support of SickoBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39258.421111.DB (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1338
- New York
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
Doctors, nurses, and health workers across the United States are demonstrating in support of Sicko, Michael Moore's film attacking the US healthcare system. They are calling for a single payer system to replace the US private insurance programme, which leaves about 46 million people, or 16% of the population, uninsured. Health care is a hot issue in the coming presidential campaign.
The demonstrating health workers, calling themselves “Scrubs for Sicko” and wearing white coats or scrubs, handed out leaflets at the screenings of Moore's film. The film, scheduled to open across the United States on 29 June, was shown in previews in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Manchester, New Hampshire, the state where the earliest …