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Sick Around the World

Anybody see the Frontline special on how health care works in other countries? It was on Tuesday night. I missed it, but will be recording the Sunday 2 a.m. rerun. You can also watch it on your computer by taking the above link.

It looked at the systems in Great Britain, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland. Some are flat-out controlled by government. Some are social insurance (like Medicare). They're all different. They all cover everyone and have lower costs as a portion of their economies.

Here is an interview with T.R. Reid, the correspondent for the special.

Read on for the synopses provided by the PBS Web site.

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