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FRONTLINE | Sick Around the World | Preview Taiwan | PBS

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To design a new comprehensive health care system, officials in Taiwan looked abroad for ideas, borrowing from the best and avoiding the worst—including what they found in the U.S. 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