Howard brought Michael Moore in and asked him what he thought of the health care system. Michael told a story of a man without health insurance who was forced to choose between one of two fingers to be reattached. The man chose his ring finger over his middle finger because it cost less. Michael added that it was a simple task to provide all Americans with health insurance.Michael Moore Visits the Stern Show Studio
Howard remarked that "Farenheit 9-11" made $125 million, and asked Michael if he felt any pressure to have his new movie, "Sicko," perform as well. Michael replied that he'd like it to, but he doesn't expect those same numbers during an election year. Howard asked how Michael enjoys his success when everyone expects him to be a selfless liberal. Michael said it was no problem and remarked that limousines are still a big deal for a boy from Flint, MI. Michael added that he has made an effort to lose weight and recently lost 30lbs just by eating more fruits and vegetables and walking every day.
Michael revealed that he had taken a group of Ground Zero clean-up workers to Guantanamo Bay to demand that the heroes and clean-up workers of September 11th get the same health care as the attackers. Howard brought in Scott DePace because he was screaming and calling Michael Moore names in the hall outside the studio. Scott said he didn't think anyone deserved a free, government-subsidized operation to fix life-threatening health problems, even his own son.