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Uninsured in the Mississippi Delta

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From snagfilms.com (Approved: teresahopson), produced by Katie Falkenberg
 
At a time when the health care debate is at the forefront of the political agenda, Uninsured in the Mississippi Delta puts a human face on the struggles of the 46 million Americans surviving without health care.

The Mississippi Delta is one of the most impoverished and uninsured regions of the United States. The area also has soaring rates for diabetes, hypertension and stroke, and some of the highest mortality rates and lowest birth rates in the nation. The town of Greenville, Mississippi, in the heart of the Delta, has, on a per-capita basis, the highest number of uninsured households in the country.

This film could be useful--most likely in a high school or higher education classroom--when discussing Mississippi culture and/or Mississippi history. Alternately, it would be a good video to introduce the concept of health care and the government's role in it. (05:42)
 
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