Healthcare: Your Money or Your Life

Downtown Community TV

1978 | 00:57:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 |

Collection: Single Titles

A classic exposé on the disparity of health care services for the rich and poor in America, this incisive investigative report exemplifies the advocacy journalism of the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV). The tape was produced by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, DCTV’s founders. With the viewer as direct witness to the unfolding life-and-death dramas, Healthcare: Your Money or Your Life contrasts two Brooklyn hospitals: Kings County Hospital, an overcrowded, understaffed, and under-funded city-run institution, and the Downstate Medical Center, a well-financed private hospital across the street. A strong indictment of the economics of the medical system is articulated by victimized patients and beleaguered hospital personnel. It is noteworthy that the hospitals cooperated in this tape’s production.

This title is only available on Surveying the First Decade: Volume 2.