As U.S. news media coverage focuses on the political troubles of President Barack Obama’s health-care proposals, the English-language side of the Arab network, Al Jazeera, looked at the human tragedy behind the dysfunctional U.S. medical insurance system.
Al Jazeera’s “Fault Lines” program followed the story from a rural U.S. community receiving care from an international agency that normally visits Third World countries to an interview with a former Cigna executive who quit in disgust over the industry’s profit-obsessed system that leaves people to die.
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The bottom line of the Al Jazeera report is that the U.S. health insurance industry that rakes in $800 million a year simply doesn’t want to accept any reform that cuts into its profits. To go to the original, click here.
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