Host a Watch Party for "Sick Around the World"
PBS is justifiably proud of this episode of Frontline which explored how universal health care has been enacted in Britain, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland, with an eye towards what the United States can learn as we develop our own system of universal health care... so much so that it's available on iTunes and on their Web site for free.
If other members of the G8 enter our consciousness in discussing American health care, it’s often in highly misleading old wives tales. Not all universal health care systems are single-payer, nor does an increased role for government automatically lead to deficient quality and efficiency.
Pledge to invite 7 to 10 friends over to watch this 56 minute special. Talk about it, and share with us what you think is the most important lesson for crafting our own universal health care system.