Millions of people are ineligible for Medicaid yet too poor for federal subsidies to buy private health care insurance. In this coverage gap, getting sick could mean losing a job, bankruptcy, and even death.
A NARROW CATCH
This documentary showcases a cancer patient's fight with his insurance company for life-saving treatment outside of the company's network of doctors.
CINEMED is a joint project created by physician Christopher R. Cogle, M.D. and visual anthropologist Jordana Goldmann, M.A.
CINEMED's mission is to document emerging issues in the U.S. health care system, capturing humanity in times of need and dissecting the challenges that patients, caregivers and health care providers face as they simultaneously fight illness and seek to survive in a transitioning health care system.
CINEMED's unique team and access to patients and providers make CINEMED films intimate yet insightful portrayals of human dignity through the lens of health care.