PRESIDENTS”R”US

remembering history the way they wished it had been

Moore For Your Money

Posted by Mr. President on July 17, 2007

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What can’t we blame on Richard Nixon?

Disgruntled anti-HMO activists gladly seize upon the Nixon tape used in Michael Moore’s “Sicko” to blame Nixon for the spawning of Health Maintenance Organizations and all the unhappiness entailing.

For those who came in late, in the film Moore plays an audio tape of Nixon and John Erlichman discuss the joys of HMOs and then videotape of his hearty endorsement of launching the unloved institutions. It’s all his fault.

[The exchange is at about 2:07 in this chunk of the film]

Moore’s links are laid out on his self defense page.

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