Sick around America / written, produced, and directed by Jon Palfreman ; a Frontline co-production with the Palfreman Film Group ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Contributor(s): Palfreman, Jon | Lyman, Will | Palfreman Film Group | WGBH Educational Foundation | PBS Home Video | Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Alexandria, VA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2009Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 0793670675; 9780793670673Other title: Title on disc label and container: Sick around America : investigating the national debate on healthcare reformUniform titles: Frontline (Television program) Subject(s): 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 centuryGenre/Form: Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. DDC classification: 362.10973 LOC classification: DVC 9012 (viewing copy)Online resources: Connect to free full program online. | Connect to material related to this title online. Production credits: Senior producer, Raney Aronson ; executive producer of special projects, Michael Sullivan ; Frontline executive producer, David Fanning ; director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott.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.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.
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Originally broadcast by PBS as an episode of the television series Frontline on March 31, 2009.

Bonus features: PBS.org [text feature].

Senior producer, Raney Aronson ; executive producer of special projects, Michael Sullivan ; Frontline executive producer, David Fanning ; director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott.

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.

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.

MPAA Rating: Not rated.

DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16X9 televisions; stereo.

In English; closed-captioned.

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