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Listen to a podcast series on health care in the us
The Economics of Health Care in the United States and Abroad
WNYC's Political Director Andrea Bernstein interviews Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt and filmmaker Roger Weisberg about the candidates' health care plans, the lessons the United States might learn from the experiences of other countries with universal health insurance and how rising health care costs are affecting the us economy.
Watch the filmmaker interview
Behind the Lens: Roger Weisberg
"A lot of people think that if you're sick in this country, you can go to a hospital emergency room and get the care you need. I want people to realize how difficult it is to access health care in this country without insurance..." Roger Weisberg talks about the making of Critical Condition.
Locate healthcare providers in your community
Find a Health Center Near You
Community clinics offer health care services to both insured and uninsured individuals. use this interactive map to search for the closest health clinics in your area.
Presidential health care plans in action
Comparing Presidential Health Care Plans
How might Joe, Karen, Hector and Carlos' situations have been affected by the health care reform plans proposed by presidential candidates McCain and Obama? Watch shortened versions of their stories and read expert opinions from across the political spectrum on whether the two proposed plans might have made a difference in their lives.
Share your point of view on health care
Talking Back: Critical Condition
Have you ever been without health insurance? Were there any additional resources Joe, Hector, Carlos and Karen could have turned to? Why do you think the quality of health care in the us is lagging, despite the fact that we spend more money on it than any other nation? What do you think the solution to the health care crisis is, and are either of the Presidential candidiates in 2008 offering a legitimate solution? Join other Critical Condition viewers on the POV Blog.