For Immediate Release
July 2, 2007
Carolee Bull 210-6274
Virgina Gilmore 753 9557
Pedro Moreno MD, 320 06 42
A broad, national coalition of thousands of nurses, doctors, and health care advocates were “on call” in America’s theaters this past weekend as Michael Moore’s new movie “SiCKO,” opened nation wide. Wearing their scrubs and white coats they watched the movie that profiles the stories of insured Americans who suffer, file bankruptcy of even die because of their insurance companies denied medical care. The stories are told by patients, families, and whistle blowers from the insurance industry.
After the movie doctors, nurses and advocates distributed information to movie goers encouraging them to support health care reform that will provide universal healthcare for all Americans.
Now SiCKO will be opening in Salinas at the Maya theater on Tuesday July 3. A group of local doctors, nurses and health care advocates will also be “on call” at the theater on Tuesday July 3 and Wednesday July 4 , from 4.30 to 10 pm.
Please join us to interview Salinas ’s residents after they watch the movie. Come and ask them about their own stories about how health insurance companies denied them medical care to them or their families.
Interview Salinas nurses, doctors and activists that will share how we can fix the system and obtain universal health care for all Californians and all Americans.
For more information about this unprecedented national campaign visit:
Physicians for National Health Program
California Nurses Association