Sick for Profit
Through interviews with elected officials, academics, and every day citizens, this series exposes the fatal problems with the profit-driven American health care system both at the individual and structural level.
See Parts 1-8 below!
Pt. 1 Congressman Alan Grayson
Alan Grayson calls out the GOP on their non-existent and deadly healthcare plan for Americans.
Pt. 2 Angela Braly CEO: WellPoint
Now, WellPoint's affiliate, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is suing the state of Maine for refusing to guarantee it a profit margin in the midst of a painful recession.
Pt. 3 Cigna
One of CIGNA's advertising taglines is 'A Business of Caring.' Lets pick a better CIGNA tagline.
Pt. 4 Baucus Healthcare Bill
There's no public option in Senator Max Baucus' Healthcare bill. Instead, we are forced to buy private insurance. This is a major step backwards for the healthcare reform
Pt. 5 Edward Hanway CEO: Cigna
CIGNAs Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.
Pt. 6 Stephan Hemsley CEO: UnitedHealthcare
What does UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley have to lose if Congress passes real healthcare reform this year? Well, for starters, his nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in unexercised stock options might lose a few pennies on the dollar.
Pt. 7 Robert Reich
Mr. Reich explains what a public option for healthcare coverage really means for working people.
Pt. 8 Help Us Expose Blue Cross
Blue Cross. Blue Shield. That's WellPoint -- the largest insurer in America.