More than 2.5 million Americans lost their jobs last year, and along with their livelihood, their health insurance. As the economy continues to spiral, the new administration promises to deliver comprehensive health care reform. Sick Around America lays bare the flaws in our system and examines the critical choices Americans face in changing a system that all sides agree needs a fundamental overhaul.
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. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Jon Palfreman dissects the private insurance system, a system that not only fails to cover 46 million Americans but also leaves millions more underinsured and at risk of bankruptcy. Those fortunate enough to have gotten, and kept, an insurance situation that meets their needs are in a shrinking minority.
Format : AVI
Length : 524 MiB for 56mn 2s 963ms
Codec : XviD
Source : HDTV
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 1 186 Kbps
Aspect : 640 x 368 (1.739) at 29.970 fps