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Al Jazeera Examines US Health Crisis

August 7, 2009

As U.S. news media coverage focuses on the political troubles of President Barack Obama’s health-care proposals, the English-language side of the Arab network, Al Jazeera, looked at the human tragedy behind the dysfunctional U.S. medical insurance system.

Al Jazeera’s “Fault Lines” program followed the story from a rural U.S. community receiving care from an international agency that normally visits Third World countries to an interview with a former Cigna executive who quit in disgust over the industry’s profit-obsessed system that leaves people to die.

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The bottom line of the Al Jazeera report is that the U.S. health insurance industry that rakes in $800 million a year simply doesn’t want to accept any reform that cuts into its profits. To go to the original, click here. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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