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PBS "Sick Around America"

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This Week: "Sick Around America" (60 minutes)
March 31st at 9pm on PBS (Check local listings)

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"You might be surprised," a health policy expert says near the start of this week's FRONTLINE, before listing some of the reasons people are routinely denied health insurance. "People are turned down because they have hay fever, because they have acne.  People are turned down if they're 20 pounds overweight. Bedwetting, ear infections in kids..." 

Unfortunately, after watching "Sick Around America" this Tuesday night (check local listings), you might come away thinking those denied coverage for frivolous reasons are actually the lucky ones.

Watch Tuesday night for the full report-broadcast or streamed online. 
In the meantime, visit the Web site for a preview. Starting Tuesday night our site offers interviews with key players, some critical background and links, and the opportunity to join the discussion. 
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You can also watch online.


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Democratic Activist and Strategist, doing most activist work thru a nationwide email listserv, referred to as "Pam's List". Elected member of the Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee as well as a member of my county, (Madison) Democratic (more...)

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