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Origins of America's Healthcare Crisis - Jonathan Cohn

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2007/04/19/Untold_Story_of_America_s_Health_Care_Crisis Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic, gives his take on the history of America's health care crisis. ----- 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 Books Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic, where he has been since 1997 and served for two years as the executive editor. He writes mainly about domestic politics and policy, with a particular focus on issues related to health care and social welfare.
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