By Woodrow Wilcox
Michael Moore, the producer of the movie “Roger and Me” and other films, started an annual film festival in Traverse City, Michigan. In 2006, that film festival will occur from July 31 to August 6. Traverse City, Michigan is a “cool” place to visit in the middle of summer. To learn more, visit www.traversecityfilmfestival.org.
Recently, I learned that Michael Moore is developing a film to discuss America’s health care system. Such a movie would not be complete without a discussion of the problems faced by senior citizens. I believe that if Michael Moore will focus on the health care problems of senior citizens for a substantial part of the film, he will motivate many senior citizens to take younger relatives to see the film.
After all, if you combine the number of today’s senior citizens with the number of “baby boomers” that are approaching senior citizen status, that’s millions of potential movie ticket buyers.
Whether you agree with Michael Moore’s films or not, it is clear that he knows how to communicate his thoughts through film in a way that many people like. Many senior citizens have difficulty communicating the problems that they face. It would be a great service to every senior citizen in America if Michael Moore’s upcoming film could help everyone in America to understand the senior citizens’ health care problems more clearly.
I’m willing to help Michael to accomplish that. I help senior citizens with Medicare and health care related matters every day of the week. I can give Michael a lot of information to consider for his film on healthcare. This insurance agency has thousands of clients. I believe that this agency is the biggest senior citizen oriented insurance agency in either Indiana or Illinois.
The owners of this insurance agency really care about their senior citizen clients. The real hero in this matter is Fred Ulayyet, the senior insurance agent. I just have the privilege of working with him. He cares about senior citizens and so do I.
Some people tell me that I care too much. Maybe they’re right. Maybe I do care too much. Or, maybe others don’t care enough. A few months ago, I helped an elderly lady who was being billed despite the fact that her insurance company had paid the bill long ago. Then, a few weeks later, a local medical service provider sent a bogus bill to my mother. That bill had been paid by my mother’s insurance company long ago. So, the “shakedown” of senior citizens by some medical service providers, some collection agencies, and some collection attorneys really irritates me.
I hope that such abuse of senior citizens irritates Michael Moore, too. It would be an honor for me to work with Michael Moore to make his health care film helpful for all senior citizens.
© 2006 Woodrow Wilcox