Synopsis by Alice Day
In this program, the nation's health care reform system is scrutinized not only by patients, but by physicians, the insurance industry, and political figures. The frustration experienced by patients is brought into focus, balanced by the dilemma of health care providers, who speak of volumes of paperwork and the fear of being sued. There are many opinions regarding ways that improvements can be made to the current system. What's Ailing Medicine features appearances by Senator Bob Dole, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and a scholar from Harvard.