Monday, June 25, 2007

Sicko stuff

The movie is about to open in local cinemas. Read more about efforts in the comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Friends of health care reform,

“SICKO,” Michael Moore’s film on the health care system will open in at least three local theaters on Friday the 29th. Members of the W.PA Coalition on Single Payer Health Care and will be leafleting about the federal health care for all bill H.R. 676, and PUSH on SB300, the Pennsylvania bill. If you can help please contact and/or today. Below is a message from PUSH supporter Fr. Bernard Survil.

It is urgent that you call or visit your state representative this week to insist that s/he co-sponsor the Family & Business Health Care Security Act of 2007. Go to to find your state legislator’s phone numbers.

“When he[Michael Moore] plaintively asks, ‘Who are we,?’ he is not really wondering why our traditions of neighborliness and generosity have not found political expression in an expansive system of social welfare. He is insisting that such a system should exist, and also, rather ingeniously, daring his critics to explain why it shouldn’t”

--NY Times review, 6-22-07


From: Bernard Survil Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:50 AM
Cc: Molly Rush
Subject: SICKO Leaflett

Congrats to you and those who were leafletting at the SICKO sneak preview last eve in Homewood. Volunteers are going to have to perfect their technique so as not to allow so many get away without the most-important leaflet you've prepared. I mean people are "teachable" at that very moment. It would be a shame to pass up the opportunity.

Also, I'm confused about the different websites being recommended. As you can see below in the letter I've already sent to my State Legislator, I suggest for more info: and the PUSH Pgh phone numbers.

Then you and Sandy Fox give different websites and phone numbers. Is there a conflict here? Is it simply the difference between HR 676 national and the Penna. Legislation?

As you might know State Rep. Kathy Manderino is about to introduce the single payer again in Harrisburg, and it's that one which I've begun to publicize, rather than HR 676, even though the final solution will be national and not just State-wide. I'm convinced from a strategic viewpoint, starting small and growing is the more promising route to take.

I can only commend you to keep on trucking.

Bernie Survil

To: State Rep. Joseph Markosek, Murrysville, PA

From: Bernard Survil, Greensburg

Date: 21 June, 2007

Let me highly recommend you co-sponsor:


To be introduced before the end of June, 2007 by Rep. Kathy Manderino.

As one more person who has spent too much time without healthcare coverage before being able to sign up with Medicare, I say every citizen of The Common-wealth, no matter his/her age, should have at least the same healthcare security as I enjoy now.

As Bishop Wuerl, then of Pittsburgh, now of Washington DC, testified before the US Congress ten LONG years ago: “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

More info from:

Just Health Care

PUSH- Pennsylvanians United for Single Payer Health Care

PUR-HC - Pennsylvanians United for Reform in Health Care


Toll Free: 866-309-6279

Plan to see Michael Moore’s SICKO. It explains why 11% of Pennsylvanians have no Health Insurance.