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FRONTLINE; High Price of Health, The


AIR: 4/14/98 Ch 1 & 2 stereo mix Ch 3 mono Dub from D-Beta Green master Duration: 56:46

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High Price of Health, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Today, providing health care is a profit-driven enterprise that is subject to the forces of the marketplace and operated by administrators with their eyes on the bottom line. But has too much of the decision-making power been taken away from the doctors, nurses and patients? FRONTLINE looks at how, in the wake of a failed attempt by the Clinton administration to provide universal health care for every American, the industry has undergone a dramatic transformation. The program examines the changing health-care industry through an in- depth look at how California and Massachusetts hospitals are coping with this health-care revolution.

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