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Title Sick around America [videorecording] / written, produced, and directed by Jon Palfreman ; a Frontline co-production with the Palfreman Film Group ; WGBH Educational Foundation.
Published Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Alexandria, VA : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2009.
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Description 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott.
Contents Introduction -- "We were incredibly lucky" -- Stories of a broken system -- More pitfalls -- How to get a fairer system? -- Change is coming -- Credits.
Note Bonus features: [text feature].
System Reqs DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Performer Narrated by Will Lyman; commentators, Mark and Melinda Williams, Lisa Brummel, Drew Altman, Paul Stephens, Karen Pollitz, George Halvorson, Karen Ignagni, Matt Johnson, Patricia Campbell, Jennifer Thompson, Samuel Nussbaum, Bruce Bodaken, LIsa Girion, Chaim Benamor, Amylyn Crawford, Dale Abrams, Judy Ann Bigby, Robert Laszewski, Tom Delbanco, Uwe Reinhardt, Jeffrey Kang.
Note Originally broadcast by PBS as an episode of the television series FRONTLINE on March 31, 2009.
Summary As the worsening economy leads to massive job losses--potentially forcing millions more Americans to go without health insurance--FRONTLINE travels the country examining the nation's broken health care system and explores the need for a fundamental overhaul. This film dissects the private insurance system, a system that not only fails to cover 46 million Americans, but also leaves millions more under-insured and at risk of bankruptcy. Around the world, other developed democracies offer universal health care, requiring insurance companies to cover everyone. At its best, American health care can be very good. But not if people across the U.S. are forced into making life decisions--staying in jobs and even bad marriages--to find or keep health insurance.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Language In English; closed-captioned.
Subject Medical care -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Insurance -- United States.
Public health administration.
Health care reform -- United States -- 21st century.
Medical care -- Needs assessment -- United States.
Medical care, Cost of -- United States -- 21st century.
Medical care -- United States -- Finance -- 21st century.
Genre Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Palfreman, Jon. Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Lyman, Will. Narrator.
Palfreman Film Group.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Home Video.
Related Titles Frontline (Television program)
ISBN 0793670675
Standard # 841887010689
Publisher # FRL62710 PBS Home Video
OCLC number 317890012