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Under Our Skin (2008)

Unrated | | Documentary | 19 June 2009 (USA)
Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.

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Mandy Hughes ...
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Sean Hughes ...
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Dana Walsh ...
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Jordan Fisher Smith ...
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Polly Murray ...
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Willy Burgdorfer ...
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Joseph Burrascano ...
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Alan MacDonald ...
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David Martz ...
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Joseph Jemsek ...
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Gary Wormser ...
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David Simser ...
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Elise Brady-Moe ...
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Richard Horowitz ...
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Eugene Shapiro ...
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A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, "Under Our Skin" exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients. Written by Open Eye Pictures

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There's no medicine for someone like you

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$7,043 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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$97,698 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Cannot give enough Kudos!!!
30 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the most difficult part about covering the issue of Lyme disease is the diverse symptomatology that it causes from patient to patient. Under Our Skin does an amazing job spotlighting patients across the spectrum - from patients who do not visually appear to be ill to the unknown observer, to the severely handicapped. This film is an outstanding step towards educating the country on the true effects of this horrendous epidemic!!! As the mother of one of the more severely handicapped patients, I know all too well the devastation that this disease causes. I also know the ins and outs of the controversy surrounding the two-sided treatment options. Although I have been fortunate to not be faced with the financial burdens that many patients are confronted with, I was threatened with insurance denial and thus can feel their pain. It is a crime that people so ill should have to fight to get the treatment that as human beings they so fully deserve!!!


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