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Season 5, Episode 12 of 52

Losing your job is a blow not just to your income, but also to your health insurance. Many can't afford high COBRA premiums, much less private insurance. And the sputtering economy is making a bad situation tragic. NOW travels to Nevada, where a huge budget deficit, spiking unemployment, and cuts in Medicaid and other public services are forcing people to gamble with their own lives. Recently, the only public hospital in Las Vegas had to shut its doors to cancer patients and pregnant women. Should the government be helping out?

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/20/2009
8:30 p.m.
3/21/2009
1:30 a.m.
3/25/2009
5:30 p.m.
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