Beyond “Sicko”— Thoughts on Health System Reform

Beyond “Sicko”— Thoughts on Health System Reform

Linda H. Aiken, Arthur L. Caplan, David T. Grande, Mark V. Pauly, and Arnold J. Rosoff

The documentary “Sicko” has reignited the debate on health care reform in the U.S. Michael Moore’s film raised no new issues, but put faces and stories to longstanding problems of access to health care in this country. With a presidential election looming next year, it is possible that the political and public will can be catalyzed to change the health care system. In this Issue Brief, we asked five LDI Senior Fellows to comment on some of the issues raised by “Sicko,” and to offer their thoughts on the prospects for health system reform.