What happens if you fall sick and are one of 47 million people in America without health insurance? CRITICAL CONDITION, which airs on WGTE TV on Tuesday, September 30, at 9:00 p.m., puts a human face on the nation's growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives.
WGTE Town Hall Meeting: Critical Condition
Tuesday, September 30, 10:30 p.m.
WGTE will follow the national program with a Town Hall Meeting with local experts, physicians and people who are personally experiencing the health care crisis in their own lives. By raising awareness of the local problem, we hope to encourage more citizens to ask the hard questions: Who are the people in our area who are hardest hit by the lack of affordable healthcare? Where can those in need go for help? How can you take responsbility for your own health?
You are also invited to contribute the discussion online about the topic of healthcare and the healthcare crisis below on our discussion board.
Designed and managed by Outreach Extensions and P.O.V., the CRITICAL CONDITION National Outreach Campaign is made possible by generous funding from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, the Fledgling Fund, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Missouri Foundation for Health, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Spunk Fund, and the Trull Foundation.
- Views: 428 Critical Condition Discussion Topic: Current System
What are the strengths and weakness of the current system? What structures or systems for delivering health care are the most efficient and equitable for everyone? Join the discussion...
- Views: 412 Critical Condition Discussion Topic: Medical Care Rights
Is medical care a right of all US citizens? Join the discussion...
- Views: 433 Critical Condition Discussion Topic: Roles in Healthcare
What roles do healthcare providers, government officials, employers and citizens play in solving the issue of the uninsured? Join the discussion...
- Views: 474 Critical Condition Discussion Topic: National Consensus
There seem to be so many approaches to fixing healthcare. What do we have to do to reach a national consensus on this issue? Join the discussion...