“Sicko” to Sacto

Further boosting the publicity and perhaps credibility of his new project, Michael Moore will testify at a California legislative briefing on his new documentary “Sicko” on June 12.

Given its emphasis on the campaign trail, with candidates unveiling variations on health care reform, there will be plenty of material ripe for Moore’s comment.

The briefing is sponsored by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, chair of the Senate health committee, who is pushing a new healthcare reform bill.

Moore will follow up his visit with a rally on the steps on the state capitol that features the group Physicians for a National Health Program. That evening he’ll screen “Sicko” for RN’s. doctors and others.The California Nurses Assn. and the National Nurses Assn. Organizing Committee also is involved in promoting the film as well as Kuehl’s bill and a national effort to establish a single payer system.

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  1. I’m really excited by Sicko. There are a lot of legitimate and pragmatic healthcare reform efforts underway around the country. Some are already going (like in Maine and Mass) and other places, like my state of Pennsylvania and California, are working out their plans.
    This is the first time that I can think of that one of the major political filmmakers has managed to release a movie while the issue it dealt with was being addressed positively in a major way as it comes out.
    Go, Moore! I really hope this movie is as good as they say it is and it moves people to support some of the positive steps that major leaders are taking (and ignore the crazy special interest fighting against them to defend their niche profits).

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