WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich has hit the public relations trail to help documentary-maker Michael Moore promote his new film "Sicko."
Kucinich is scheduled to make an appearance at the St. Petersburg, Fla., Sicko premier, according to the Ohio Congressman's campaign.
Kucinich, in his bid for the White House, has promoted a healthcare reform plan where healthcare providers like hospitals would be converted to not-for-profit and Americans would be enrolled in a Medicare-style health insurance plan, a concept in sync with the message of Moore's documentary that the profit-motive factor in the U.S. healthcare system is its major flaw.
"The other leading candidates are unlikely to be anywhere near a theater showing Sicko tonight," the Kucinich campaign said in a statement, "because their healthcare proposals ensure that for-profit insurance companies, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies will continue to play a major and very lucrative role in the U.S. system."
At a briefing in Washington last week, Moore endorsed a House bill co-authored by Kucinich that sets out the lawmaker's not-for-profit plan.
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