Essay about The American Dream Exposed in Sicko, by Michael Moore

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America is a place where myriad of people desired to migrate and to live in as there are American Dream, same meaning as opportunity to endeavor after life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This opportunity is social, economic and spiritual. However, the deteriorated political system makes American dream has the metamorphosis from opportunity to materialism. In some people’s mind, opportunities are not in America, but somewhere else. In documentary film “Sicko”, the director Michael Moore exposes the dysfunctional North American health care system, aim primarily at huge profits and not for their mission of saving lives. Further, he shows the corruption in the political system, with members of government and congress and the situation…show more content…
The world is governed by the selfishness of the rich, focusing only on their profit and neglecting people’s health, the most important in our lives as money can never replace health. In “Sicko”, insurance companies in America use the cost-cutting initiatives that give bonuses to insurance company medical reviewers and adjusters to find reasons to deny the most possible claim and to reduce the payment for the company to avoid meeting the cost of medically necessary treatments for policy holders, and thus increase company profitability. The objective of the insurance companies is just to pursue any possibilities to earn money, and leave the people who are sick has no opportunities to recover. ( )Like the insurance companies, the company which produces the microwave food Stars-n-Flags added caffeine in it, making the customers like the narrator and Jade addicted to it and “would have like five bowls each.” (Saunders 555) This makes the customers purchase many of their product as the caffeine stimulate people appetite to want more of their food. However, caffeine can cause chronic insomnia, respiratory problems and heart palpitations. The increased production of stomach acid caffeine produces can cause ulcers or other stomach problems. Caffeine is a diuretic, which can lead to dehydration if other liquids are not

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