Damaged Care, a must-see movie about profit-hungry HMOs

 

Former Humana Medical Director Dr. Linda Peeno was so disturbed by what she experienced working for the giant HMO- including denying a young patient's heart transplant, that she went into medical ethics and is now a vocal advocate for a national health insurance program. The movie, based on her experiences was released in May, 2002 on Showtime. Laura Dern (“ Jurassic Park ”) plays Dr. Peeno. As a former private practice physician myself, I can say that the movie represents the sad truth about our health care system and how managed care is just about “managing” to get more profits at the patient's expense.