Cannes Crowd Flocks to Michael Moore, U.S. Health Care Bashing ‘Sicko’

They want me to name names. – Michael Moore

Associated Press
May 21, 2007 – Post

CANNES, France – In Cannes, Michael Moore is a rock star—mobbed by fans, assailed by cameras and forced to wolf down a plate of pasta between his latest interview and his next live TV appearance.

Moore’s documentary “Sicko”—a ferocious attack on the U.S. health care industry—is the talk of the film festival, and he is hot property. Moore caught his breath Monday to tell The Associated Press about the urgent need to reform America’s health system, and why he thinks the Bush administration is out to get him.

“It’s a government that’s funded by the pharmaceutical companies and the health insurers, so I’m not surprised they’re coming after me,” said Moore, who is being investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department for traveling to Cuba for one of the segments in his film.

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