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Damaged Care


Linda Peeno, American whistle-blower doctor warns B.C. of private health care

Dr. Linda Peeno speaking to Vancouver audience Dr. Linda Peeno speaking to Vancouver audience, Oct. 21 2002

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VANCOUVER, MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2002: Dr. Linda Peeno, a prominent and outspoken opponent of US-style "managed care" health companies, spoke in Vancouver today, to warn British Columbia about the dangers of for-profit health care. Her talk was sponsored by the British Columbia Nurses' Union ( BCNU ).

Dr. Peeno's story has been dramatized in "Damaged Care", a new television movie starring Laura Dern. Peeno is a physician and lecturer in Louisville Kentucky, and a renowned critic of the way US health maintenance organizations boost profits by depriving patients of care. She has provided evidence for American patients suing HMOs; testified to the US congress; and spoken to the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada.

Peeno worked as a medical reviewer for Humana Inc and medical director at Blue Cross/Blue Shields Health Plans. Her job was to make life-or-death decisions about which patients would be approved or denied the care they needed. She quickly saw that her most critical job was to deny patients the care they required. The more denials, the bigger the profits her employer reaped.



Introduction, Debra McPherson, President BC Nurses' Union RT 2:29

Debra McPherson
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Dr. Linda Peeno Pt. 1 of 2 RT 11:27

Dr. Linda Peeno
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Dr. Linda Peeno Pt. 2 of 2 RT 11:17

Dr. Linda Peeno
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Audience Questions ( partial ) RT 7:31

Dr. Peeno answering audience questions
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"Damaged Care" movie reviews


Laura Dern as Dr. Linda Peeno in Damaged Care
Laura Dern as Dr. Linda Peeno
"Damaged Care" dramatizes controversial medical, insurance issues
By ANN HODGES Copyright 2002
Houston Chronicle TV Critic


MAY 24, 2002: HMOs get a going over Sunday, as Showtime ratchets up medical controversy in its movie "Damaged Care". Laura Dern plays the real Dr. Linda Peeno and is co-producer of this "based on" true story of a former medical reviewer and medical director for two different HMOs. click here for more


Showtime movie skewers managed care
By Dave Mason Scripps Howard News Service

JUNE 2, 2002: Few questions hit families harder than that of medical insurance. And in this age of HMOs, we don't always like the answers. "Damaged Care" is a Showtime docudrama about a real-life physician who spoke out against the system. Laura Dern ("Jurassic Park") stars as Dr. Linda Peeno in the movie, which premiered recently on the premium cable network.
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Managed care: New film hammers the industry's bottom-line focus
By Abigail Trafford, The Washington Post

MAY 28, 2002: What does "Jurassic Park" have to do with managed care? Well, both are filled with monsters that scare the daylights out of viewing audiences. Laura Dern, the blond, lanky actress whose character couldn't get enough of dinosaurs, has now turned to the high-tech jungle of modern medicine in the Showtime movie "Damaged Care," which airs tomorrow and June 4 at 8 p.m. on Showtime.
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Some of the other working TV webcasts on health care privatization:

Dr. Allyson Pollock on Privatization of Health Care in Britain
CCPA Forum on Public-Private Partnerships
Dirty Tricks: BC Privatization Agenda Exposed
Hands Off Medicare!
Health Care? or Tax Cuts?
BC Citizens Say NO! to Private Hospital
Bill 29 - One year after
Lessons from Ontario
Lessons from the U.K.
Private Hospital Could Cost More
Maude Barlowe: Profit is Not the Cure
Teach In on the GATS




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