Potter said that Michael Moore's film "Sicko," which critiqued American health care, "hit the nail on the head." Moyers and Potter examined the documented strategy of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the health care industry's trade association, to counter the film and pressure politicians to oppose reform.
Essential to this strategy was for the industry to discredit Moore personally as a "radical," circulating talking points that were parroted by politicians. Potter states that the strategy worked and the film's impact was blunted. Potter agreed that the film contained a "great truth": "That we shouldn't fear government involvement in our health care system. That there is an appropriate role for government and it's been proven in the countries that were in that movie, that more people can get care." Watch: