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HEALTH PLANS SUMMARY and MOVIE SUGGESTIONS are: The CYNICAL movies Critical Care (1997), with James Spader, and John Q. with Denzel Washington suggests that money can buy health! Flatliners (1990), Death of Mr. Cazarescu aka Moartea domnului Lazarescu (2005); Born on the 4th of July (1989), and Coming Home (1978), Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change (2009) are wonderful movies about problems with Health care. Bulworth (1998) includes QUOTE- Yo, everybody gonna get sick someday / But nobody knows how they gonna pay / Health care, managed care, HMOs / Ain't gonna work, no sir, not those / 'Cause the thing that's the same in every one of these / Is these motherfuckers there, the insurance companies!- UNQUOTE. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is claims to have a new computer program that can catch errors. Often, only through group insurance in the workplace can a person get insurance. Almost everyone else may be uninsurable. Some movies about the medical field are Sicko (2007), Awake (2007), Medicine Man (1992), and Lorenzo's Oil (1992)! The Bucket List (2007), Last Holiday (2006), Sweet November (2001), and Bobby Deerfield (1977) are about persons reacting extremely to their prognosis. Doctors often are not legally required to tell their patients their diagnosis! Some other counties spend about half of what USA's Gross National Product (GNP) and have about twice the quality of care! Often this is due to preventative practices! DOCUMENTARIES ARE: Who Lives, Who Dies: Rationing Health Care (1988), Our Children at Risk (1991), Medicare and You (1992), Insurance Basics: It'll Never Happen to Me (1992); and No More Bandaids: Curing the Health Care Crisis (199?). Extreme Measures (1996); At First Sight (1999); A Mother's Prayer (1995); First Do No Harm (1997); Spellbound (1945); Desperate Measures (1998), Paper Mask (1991), Article 99 (1992), Extreme Measures (1996), Cosi (1996), The Waterdance (1992), Terminal Choice (1985); My Left Foot; Mask (1985); Mr. Jones (1993); The Story of Christy Brown (1989); Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981); Something the Lord Made (2004)(TV); Molly (1999); Dead Ringers (1988); State of Emergency (1994); Ikiru (1952)(2010); Damaged Care (2002)(TV); Miss Evers' Boys (1997); The Last Best Year (1990); Strange Relations (2001); Hilary and Jackie (1998); Drunken Angel (1948); Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999); The Wedding Gift (1994); Eden (1996); and Wit (2001)(TV); and Prozac Nation (2001). The movies The The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002) with Hope Davis and the comic CHARACTER wonderfully cast with Denis Leary, and The Whole Nine/Ten Yards franchise (2000/2004) are great examples of some problems dentists may have (dentists tend to have more problems than most medical professionals). Both movies may suggest that the Health care profession is a high stress and high risk profession and that it might attract persons with problems and they may constantly deal with person with problems, and may sometimes not deal well with persons with problems. AT LEAST TWO HEALTHCARE SERIAL KILLERS ARE KNOWN TO EXIST: NURSE CHARLES CULLEN AND LOS ANGELES ANESTHESIOLOGIST DR. JOHN KAPPLER; THEY WERE ALLOWED TO WORK DESPITE MANY INDICATIONS THAT THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR BEHAVIOR, WHICH SUGGESTS THAT ABUSE IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IS COMMON, AND LIKELY EVEN MORESO IN A DOWN ECONOMY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PROPERLY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS! GOOD HEALTH PLAN SHOULD HELP PREVENT THIS, BUT OFTEN THEY MAY ENABLE IT BECAUSE THEY MAY ATTRACT THE WORST PROFESSIONALS AND PAY THEM THE LEAST! DOCTORS OFTEN ARE NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED TO TELL THEIR PATIENTS THEIR DIAGNOSIS!