Great PBS Documentary on Cheaper AND Better Healthcare

April 14, 2012 in health care costs, Health Insurance, Hospital Bills, Insurance Bills, Medical Debt, Member Stories

Just watched ”U.S. Health Care: The Good News” (Episode: The Good News in American Medicine, with T.R. Reid) on PBS.   I was flipping through the channels and it caught my attention.  I watched ”Sicko” when it came out in movie theaters and before I finished my Coke I was convinced that we needed a major overhaul in medical care in the U.S.  It just doesn’t seem humane that people could die because of insurance loopholes or die because they don’t have enough money to pay for their healthcare.

Obviously nothing in life is free. Everything requires energy- which always equates to money in some way or another. Since energy (and money) are finite resources, the only solution seems to be in overhauling the entire system to make it cheaper to get and stay healthy.  And when I saw the part of the show’s title that said ”The Good News in American Medicine”, I had to watch.  Good news.  What is that?

I was very pleased to see there is good news out there. Many communities are doing a lot to overhaul the system and provide care to everyone, regardless of coverage, while bringing the costs way down. It was refreshing to see that people are trying and finding ways to succeed in this area.

I’d recommend watching this show and passing the link along to friends. The more people know about this, the more we have a chance at getting medical care costs down to manageable levels (and be a more humane society). The full video is here:

1 response to Great PBS Documentary on Cheaper AND Better Healthcare

  1. Stephen – I’d been meaning to watch this – thanks for the reminder. And I especially like your time frame, “before I finished my Coke…”!

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