corresponding film. Write a 1,500 word minimum essay (about 5 full pages), in
MLA format that answers each of the guidelines for the assignment.
Additionally, you will need to find a minimum of TWELVE sources to support your thesis
with at least three books, three academic or scholarly journal articles from a
database, three magazine articles and a balanced mixture of other sources
types. Sources from Wikipedia will not be accepted.
Essay Topics for
Sick Around the World
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Essay Topic #4
In Germany, the rich pay for the poor, the ill
are covered by the healthy, health insurance continues with or without
employment, and doctors, who are private entrepreneurs, make less money than
they did before reform.
- Why will
doctors in Germany accept less money?
the rich pay for the poor when it comes to health insurance?
FRONTLINE: Sick Around the
The companion Web site to the documentary features extended interviews,
on-demand video streaming of the full program, themes and analysis and
annotated links. Students might be interested in the articles from think tanks
and those opposed to universal coverage http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/etc/links.html#3
U.S. Census Bureau Health
Insurance Coverage Highlights
This one-page document gives statistics for the percentage and numbers of
people covered by health insurance in the United States in 2006.
"Health Care Horror
This editorial by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman includes anecdotes
about the effects in America of denying health care to people who cannot pay
"Elizabeth Edwards has cancer. John McCain has had cancer in the past.
Last weekend, Mrs. Edwards bluntly pointed out that neither of them would be
able to get insurance under Mr. McCain's health care plan."