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AS SICK AS IT GETS: THE SHOCKING REALITY OF AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE
by snowshoefilms Thursday, May. 27, 2004 at 10:34 AM
Jamestown NY physician, Dr. Rudolph Mueller, health activist and author, says “Universal healthcare is the human rights issue of the 21st century.” Mueller explains the economic, political, medical and moral necessity of a universal healthcare system for the United States.
The US, is the only advanced, industrialized nation, that does not have a national healthcare system. Americans pay 40% more for health care than the next highest-paying country. The US medical industry is the second-most profitable business in the U.S. Drug companies alone made $36 billion in profits in 2002. Includes commentary from other doctors and nurses. (23 minutes) 7 meg winmedia