Chronic illness is at the heart of America's high-cost, high-stress, health care crisis. Whether it's asthma, diabetes, stroke or another disease, the problems are similar - too many expenses that aren't covered, too much struggle with the medical care system, and too little help with the pressing needs of everyday care. Dateline correspondent John Hockenberry moderates a lively discussion about America's fastest-growing health care challenge. This Fred Friendly Seminar brings together a group of panelists with a depth of experience in all aspects of chronic illness - from doctors to insurance professionals, from people suffering with chronic illnesses to caregivers - who get to the heart of the issue and raise some provocative questions about the way health care is financed, managed and provided.
Funder: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation