POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Moore: Insurance Industry Would Love Hillary's Healthcare Plan

en. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) proposal to mandate that all people purchase health insurance would be a boon to the industry, filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday. "Can you imagine, every time Sen. Clinton says that, the licking of the lips that goes on with these health insurance executives?" Moore said during a conference call with reporters.

Moore, director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary "SiCKO" about the U.S. healthcare system, criticized both Clinton and her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), for failing to support a universal system of government-financed health coverage during their runs for the White House. "The two Democratic candidates don't quite get it," he said.

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