PBS will air its film, "Critical Condition," at 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 30. Here’s what PBS says about the film:
What happens if you fall sick and are one of 47 million people in America without health insurance? "Critical Condition" by Roger Weisberg ("Waging a Living," P.O.V. 2006) puts a human face on the nation’s growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives. Filmed in vérité style, "Critical Condition" offers a moving and invaluable expose at a time when the nation is debating how to extend health insurance to all Americans.
Immediately after the film, Susan Dentzer, health correspondent for
"The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," will moderate a discussion with
spokespersons for McCain and Obama and other health policy experts.