The Office (2005–2013)
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Health Care 

Michael leaves Dwight in charge of picking the new healthcare plan for the staff, with disastrous results ahead.

Director:

Ken Whittingham

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Paul Lieberstein | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
Melora Hardin ... Jan Levinson-Gould
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Charlie Hartsock ... Travel Agent
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin
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Storyline

When Michael is forced to pick a low-grade health care plan for his employees, he tells Dwight to do it for him. When Dwight chooses an extraordinarily bad plan for the Scranton Branch, the workers complain and Michael hides in his office, not wanting to face the wrath of his employees. Written by Anonymous

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office | healthcare | See All (2) »

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does state that existing employees must not be required to disclose medical information unless the inquiry is related to functions of the employee's job. Therefore Dwight's questioning would indeed be illegal. See more »

Quotes

Dwight Schrute: Please knock. This is an office.
Jim Halpert: It
[pointing to sign]
Jim Halpert: says "workspace."
Dwight Schrute: Same thing.
Jim Halpert: If it's the same thing, then why'd you write "workspace"?
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References Unbreakable (2000) See more »

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Spot On
30 June 2018 | by GunnersMateSee all my reviews

The Health Care installment of The Office is a spot on comedic take on the state of health insurance through one's employer and it is the best episode of the series yet. Michael is instructed to select the next fiscal year's employer-sponsored (and cost-restricted) health plan and in reponse to his inability to rise to the task (and much to the horror of his staff) he assigns Dwight the responsibility (at a price...). The resulting reactions and fallout (plus the viewers own inevitable connections to their own employer-situations) are the things that make up comedic greatness.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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