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Week of 6.29.07

Michael Moore on "Sicko"

For years, the U.S. health care system has been assailed from all sides. At best, it's portrayed as a frustrating bureaucracy. At worst, it's costing people their very lives.

In his new documentary, "Sicko," Michael Moore has turned his eye toward our American health care system, as dominated and regulated by insurance companies, health maintenance organizations and legislators who are too often bought off by big pharmacy and HMO's.

As part of his research, Moore asked for -- and received -- thousands of health care nightmare stories, many of which are retold in the film. He also takes a hard look at how our system stacks up against those in Canada, France, Great Britain...and Cuba.

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This week NOW Host David Brancaccio sits down with the controversial chronicler of American culture to find out what makes him tick, and why our health care system ticks him off.

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