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Critical Condition (2008)

CRITICAL CONDITION paints a disturbing and gripping portrait of what can happen when you're sick and uninsured in America. The unforgettable subjects of this new documentary by Roger ... See full synopsis »

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Roger Weisberg
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CRITICAL CONDITION paints a disturbing and gripping portrait of what can happen when you're sick and uninsured in America. The unforgettable subjects of this new documentary by Roger Weisberg discover that being uncovered can cost them their jobs, health, homes, savings, and even their lives. Unlike Michael Moore's SICKO, which illustrated the problems of people with private insurance, CRITICAL CONDITION looks at the harrowing struggles of people that must battle life-threatening illnesses with no insurance whatsoever.

As soaring medical costs put health insurance out of reach for increasing numbers of Americans, this crisis will undoubtedly become one of the most hotly debated issues in the 2008 presidential election, and that's precisely when CRITICAL CONDITION will be released. By putting a human face on this complex problem, CRITICAL CONDITION will make viewers feel both outraged and motivated to address this national disgrace at the precise moment when proposals for universal ...

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1 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Eye-opening
1 March 2010 | by glantzpSee all my reviews

What is most important here and Weisberg does brilliantly is show the devastation the American health care system is to such a drastic portion of the population. Despite as previously commented Joe's overweight and other outlying factors, they are not needed when you look at the depressing situation the current health care system is. We need change, and the only way to do that is to raise your voice and Critical Condition has the power to raise others'. You should see this documentary if you are against Obama's health care reform and you think that it is solely the individual's responsibility to afford privatized health care.


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