SiCKO and the Inconvenient Truth

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  • 06/21/2007
The New York Post's Sue Edelman reports that the Ground Zero responders Michael Moore took to Cuba because they couldn't get health care in America -- didn't get much care in Cuba.

Read here

Now the, er, inconvenient truth -- they were actually eligible for free health care under not one -- but at least three programs operating today.

The WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program is a consortium of providers, including: Bellevue Hospital, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Nassau County University Medical Center, Queens College Ground Zero Health Watch, SUNY-Stony Brook, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and other providers nationwide. Call (888) 702-0630 or (212) 241-1554, or visit . Nearly 40 percent of the people being served by the program do NOT have health insurance and are receiving free care. Even if they worked for one day or a couple of hours at Ground Zero they are receiving care.

The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a non-profit organization that provides occupational health referrals in your area. Contact AOEC at 1010 Vermont Ave., NW #513, Washington, DC 20005, call (888) 347-2632 or (202) 347-4976, or New York State Occupational Health Clinic Network. For more information, contact your local occupational health clinic or the New York State Department of Health at (800) 458-1158, x7900 or (518) 402-7900, or visit .

We provide these links in the hopes that those in need get the care they deserve instead of the misinformation that will be fed to them in Sicko. Moore's movie does a disservice to the compassion and hard work of the caring professionals who actually improve the lives of 9-11 workers instead of exploiting them.

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparities, extend life and make health care more affordable, preventive and patient-centered. CMPI also provides the public, policymakers and the media a reliable source of independent scientific analysis on issues ranging from personalized medicine, food and drug safety, health care reform and comparative effectiveness.

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