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Frontline: Season 2008

2008x08 Sick Around The World

  • 2008-04-15T21:00:00-04:00 on PBS
  • 56 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies -- UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan -- to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system.

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