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Season 2007 Episode 0419

The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis

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The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis
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Jonathan Cohn uncovers Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis - and the People Who Pay the Price.In a tiny village tucked into the Catskill mountains, a man whose job stopped providing insurance watches his wife die from cancer. In a booming suburb outside of Austin, a mother fights with an insurance company so that her disabled baby can get the therapy that might someday help him walk. And in the middle of the prairie heartland, a retiree sells his house because it's the only way he can pay for the medications that keep him and his aging wife alive.To uncover the startling truth about the state of America's health care system, Jonathan Cohn raveled the country, listening to stories of those who are learning the hard way that citizenship in no way guarantees access to medical care. "Sick" is a fascinating, first-hand account of our failing health care system and the consequences that could someday affect us all - Cody's Booksmoreless
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