Michael says when Steve asked that question, everyone in the stadium stood up and cheered. "And [they weren't] just applauding you for having the courage to say what you said, but they're standing for themselves and for all the millions of others," he says. "That's our story, too."
After that emotional moment, Steve was contacted by a woman whose fiancé is the head of a medical group. "When she saw my interview, she talked to her fiancé, and his medical group is providing my wife with the first full physical she's had in seven years," he says. "And I'd like to thank them at this time and you for this show, because it's not about a retiree and his wife. It's about almost 50 million people in this country that are doing without."
Oprah says Sicko brings to light a question that could define us as Americans. "This film speaks to the question of, Who do we want to be?" Oprah says. "Where do we really stand on this issue?"