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FRONTLINE / Health Quarterly, The; Health Care Gamble, The

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FRONTLINE / Health Quarterly, The
Health Care Gamble, The
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Soon President Clinton will announce his proposal for health care reform. The stakes are enormous: If successful, it could be the most important social legislation of the past 50 years. If Clinton's reforms fail, his presidency and the democratic party will be discredited, 35 million Americans will remain uninsured and rising health care costs will continue to drag down the American economy. This is a behind-the-scenes examination of the savvy campaigning and hard bargaining that has brought America to the brink of health care reform. NOTE: Immediately following the broadcast, FRONTLINE will present "Dear FRONTLINE," the short viewer response segment which will feature viewers' reactions to a selection of FRONTLINE programs.

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