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FRONTLINE | Sick Around the World | Preview Germany | PBS

Duration: 02:32

In Germany, health plan premiums are based on income and everyone has access to medical care—including the unemployed. Watch "Sick Around the World," April 15, 2008 on PBS and online at www.pbs.org/frontline/sickarou... .

FRONTLINE teams up with T.R. Reid, a veteran foreign correspondent for "The Washington Post," to find out how five other capitalist democracies--United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland--deliver health care and what the United States might learn from their successes and their failures. In "Sick Around the World," airing Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), Reid turns up remarkable differences in how these countries handle health care--from Japan, where a night in a hospital can cost as little as $10, to Switzerland, where the president of the country tells Reid it would be a "huge scandal" if someone were to go bankrupt from medical bills.

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Post Date: April 10, 2008