Synopsis by Alice Day
Although the United States is considered one of the world's wealthier nations, many of its residents do not have an adequate health care plan. Of those who do, some feel that their plan does not give enough coverage in certain areas, and they fear that a serious illness will cause hardship. Large medical bills can drive an already poor family deeper into poverty. In contrast, under the health care insurance system offered in Canada, everyone is covered regardless of income. Borderline Medicine compares the costs of the two systems, with commentary from doctors, insurance representatives, and patients.