Award-winning producer and science journalist Dr. Jon Palfreman will make remarks
Health Care for All Oregon – Eugene will host a screening of the critically-acclaimed PBS FRONTLINE documentary Sick Around the World on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive Street in Eugene. Jon Palfreman, the award-winning producer of the documentary, will be on hand to provide some remarks about developments in American health care since the documentary was released in 2008.
In Sick Around the World, Palfreman and correspondent T.R. Reid journey to five capitalist countries—Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom—to investigate how their universal health care systems compare to the health care system in the United States. In an April 15, 2008 review published in the New York Times, Mike Hale concluded, “In each nation, [Mr. Reid] reports, insurance premiums are significantly lower than those in America (in Britain there are none), and the waiting time to see a doctor is either tolerable (in Britain) or nonexistent.”
The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jon Palfreman is an award-winning science journalist and producer of TV documentary films. His programs include the Peabody Award–winning series “The Machine That Changed the World,” the Emmy Award–winning NOVA “Siamese Twins” and the Alfred I. du Pont–Columbia University Silver Baton winner NOVA/FRONTLINE “Harvest of Fear.” He currently serves as the KEZI Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Oregon. For more information about Dr. Palfreman, please visit www.pfgmedia.com.
Representatives from Cover Oregon will be present to answer questions on signing up for the Affordable Health Care Act!