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Damaged Care

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The true story of one woman's quest to bring justice to people by battling big business and the insurance companies. Stars Diane Ladd, James LeGros, Laura Dern, Michelle Clunie, Regina King, Suki Kaiser - Director: Harry Winer.

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Laura Dern ("Jurassic Park", "Blue Velvet") gives a scintillating performance in "Damaged Care," the true story of Dr. Linda peeno, a woman pushed to the edge, risking her career and family to punish the ruthless companies who valued profit over human life. Trained as a doctor, Linda in medicine for a family life but after learning that a new type of medical insurance was treat in the rich at the expense of the poor for greater profits, she went all out, using her experience to testify on behalf of patients suing the insurers. The task seemed impossible. The risks too great. But if it only takes one man to build a multi-million dollar corporation, then it only takes one woman to bring it back down.

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  • Actors: Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Regina King, Suki Kaiser, David Lewis
  • Directors: Harry Winer
  • Writers: Ilene Chaiken
  • Producers: Laura Dern, Harry Winer, David Roessell, Thomas R. Polizzi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: December 10, 2002
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006RCNB
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,569 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Damaged Care" on IMDb

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Peeno is a physician 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.
Having had my own personal horror of the HMO system. This movie cuts right to my heart. A doctor inform with a heart transplant he was sure he could have saved my mom's life. Her HMO, refused to approved the claim...6 mths later she died.
And it saddened me for some to call it a chick flick. To look down on Peeno stating it took her long enought to come forward....but,the bottom line is.... she did... how many others have had the courage to do so? I salute you, your voice and your movie Dr.Linda Peeno.
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This is an important docudrama that depicts the struggles of Linda Pino, MD with the managed care system. In medical school, managed care was not the terrible influence it is now. I didn't know Dr. Linda Pino, but her husband was my resident during my rotation on OB/Gyn at the University of Louisville. The problems seen in the movie are real and even greater today. I wish EVERYONE could see this movie. As a physician in private practice, managed care makes taking care of my patients more than a little difficult. Moreover, most all of my patients have seen increases in deductibles, copays, and premiums while at the same time experiencing greater difficulty in obtaining the medical care that they deserve, require, and believe they had paid for. This movie easily deserves MY ABSOLUTE HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!!!
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I like this movie because it depicts human nature as well as corporate greed vs. healthcare. This movie came out before Sicko, and is about a real life woman whom was faced with moral & ethical dilemmas all while trying to balance her families financial well being as well as being a responsible mom to her kids. This movie shows the grey areas of how choosing to do the right thing isn't quite as simple as some think it is, while also showing how to start doing the right thing in order to be a better role model for others. In turn seeing the consequences of how doing the right thing can also have negative repercussions.
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Excellent Film! Told the sad truth about corporate greed, exploitation of US Managed Care, HMO system for corporate profit. Unethical deneial of critical medical services to patients. Highly recommend this film. Laura Dern deserves ***** for this movie. Showtime and Pamouunt Network Television deserve ***** for making this film.
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BEING DENIED MEDICATIONS AND HEALTH CARE MYSELF DUE TO MEDICAL PLAN COVERAGE GUIDELINES THIS MOVIE REALLY HIT HOME. THIS DOCTOR DID SPEAK OUT FOR THOSE WHO COULDN'T AND I ADMIRED HER STRENGTH TO STAND UP AGAINST THE MEDICAL REVIEW BOARD. THERE ARE SO MANY MESSAGES IN THIS MOVIE. I BOUGHT THIS TO REPLACE A DAMAGED COPY THAT I HAD THAT WOULDN'T PLAY ANYMORE. I WATCH THIS OFTEN AND EACH TIME I AM LEFT WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND HOW IT TOUCHES ME OF COURSE DEPENDS ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY OWN MEDICAL DISABILITY.
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If you want to know why we think our health insurance companies don't have the right to tell us what medicine we can or cannot take and why some do not get the surgeries they need covered. This is a movie for you. A real eye opener and lots to talk about after seeing this movie.
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If you want to learn about the unethical practices of Health Care and Medical Directors, this will give a true life story of a Medical Director that became a Patient Advocate. I reallly like this movie and you will learn the "other side" of patient care which is billing and administrative decisions.
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Excellent movie, gives one an interesting view of the insurance industry and the value the companies see in human life.
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