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Gambling With Health Care

  • Aired: 08/13/2009
  • 25:17
  • Rating: NR
NOW travels to Nevada, where a huge budget deficit, spiking unemployment, and cuts in Medicaid and other public services are forcing people to gamble with their own lives. Recently, the only public hospital in Las Vegas had to shut its doors to cancer patients and pregnant women. Should the government be helping out?
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How the economic collapse is creating a health care calamity.
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