Season 27, Episode 11 Sick Around America

First Aired: March 31, 2009

A look at the health-care crisis, which finds some 46 million Americans uninsured and many more underinsured. The episode highlights the problems faced by small businesses and employees, who often pay more for less, as well as people seeking coverage on their own. It also features insurance-nightmare stories, including that of a woman whose insurance was rescinded after cancer surgery; interviews with insurance-company executives; and an examination of Massachusetts health-care reform.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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