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"State of Emergency: Health Reform and the Election" To Air On NBC4

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    KNBC TO AIR HALF-HOUR SPECIAL “STATE OF EMERGENCY:  HEALTH REFORM AND THE ELECTION,”

     

    “State of Emergency:  Health Reform and the Election,” a half-hour KNBC special will air on Sunday, October 19th at 10:30AM, repeating at 11:35PM that same night.  The show is now available on the web.

    With health costs outpacing economic growth and medical bills being one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the United States today, can the country afford to ignore a seemingly broken system?  “State of emergency:  Health Reform and the Election” examines one of the top issues of concern to today’s voters -- the healthcare crisis.  KNBC reporters John Cadiz Klemack and Kim Baldonado investigate the ballooning ranks of uninsured and under-insured and its affects on the American middle class and on small business owners.  Reporter Doug Kriegel examines some of the causes of the current crisis and Conan Nolan breaks down the positions of each Presidential candidate for reforming the system.

    “State of Emergency:  Health Reform and the Election,” will spotlight the stories of middle-class families who are struggling with no insurance or battling insurance companies to cover incurred medical costs.  A small business owner tells how spiraling healthcare costs are affecting his operations and executives from the insurance industry and affiliated organizations shed light on the growing problems in their fields, such as the high cost of technology and physician specialization.

    The special is a KNBC production.  Daisy Lin Shapiro is the executive producer and writer and Rebecca Nieto is the co-executive producer.  

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