Still "SiCKO After All These Years
Jerry Policoff/Op Ed News
If you care about affordable, accessible health care in the United States you'll want to be in Philadelphia this weekend for two remarkable events that will re-unite Oscar-winning documentary film maker Michael Moore with the cast of his 2007 ground breaking film, "SiCKO," on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the film's release. Former Cigna Execuitive turned whistleblower, Wendell Potter will be there as well in another reunion of sorts. Moore and Potter have never shared a stage face-to-face before, but Wendell Potter's last official act before resigning from Cigna was to attend the premiere od "SiCKO" to spy on Michael Moore and his film on behalf of the health insurance industry.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 4-6 PM: An Intimate Reception with Michael Moore and Wendell Potter
William Way Center Ballroom, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. $100 minimum donation
Meet and chat with Michael Moore and Wendell Potter and hear the latest on the movement for universal healthcare in the U.S. from movement leaders from around the country. Includes a light dinner. Order reception tickets at http://tiny.cc/sickoreception
Saturday, June 30, 2012 7-9 PM: "Still SiCKO After All These Years"
Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancy Street, Philadelphia, Pa. $40 Minimum Donation.
Join Michael Moore as he reunites with the cast of "SiCKO" for a Q&A and discussion looking back at how the film impacted their lives five years after its release. Order tickets at: http://tiny.cc/sicko5
Proceeds to benefit Vermont Public Assets Institute ( publicassets.org ) and Healthcare-NOW! ( healthcare-now.org ). Vermont Public Assets Institute is working to defend the newly passed Vermont single-payer healthcare law, already under assault from healthcare special interests. Healthcare-NOW is a national single-payer advocacy group.