Sicko is a 2007 documentary expose written and directed by respected filmmaker Michael Moore. The film provides the issues and controversy surrounding the existing health care system of the US. The film highlights the generally problematic system of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industry, raising questions as to who gets to benefit from the health programs being offered to the public.
Sicko shows just how bad the US health system is compared to Canada and the UK. Other countries offer non-profit and universal health care assistance, which is totally opposite in the US. The film also contains testimonials from people who were unable to use their medical insurance because they were told that they had insufficient coverage. Ruminations from insurance company workers also reveal how they cut corners in order to make more profits.