Children's Hospital : Counting the Costs (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Issues, Medicine, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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An infant and a Greek teenager both have congenital heart defects---and government support. But a 3-year-old needs three stem-cell transplants and his parents' insurance will cover just one. And undocumented Mexican-born teen with leukemia also needs a transplant, but Medicaid won't pay for it because it's not an "emergency." Then there's a 9-year-old with cancer. Her mother's estimate of the cost of her care: $4 million.



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