Sugar and Cigarettes

Tim Hoffman, Marilyn Vigil and Warren Steptore talk about their health, the economy and the neighborhoods they grew up in.

  1. Great work. Very compelling “real” reality telecasting. This reveals the predicament many American face when confronted with personal health issues when they lose their livelihoods, or live as part of the underclass. I hope you continue to receive funding so more of us can become better informed about the true nature of the health crisis in our country.

  2. This video shows how someone can from a high end town and someone from a town of poverty can both end up in the same place when it comes to health care. Both men lost their insurance after after two different experiences. The men also talk about how they are struggling to get by financially. This goes to show that even if you do have a high paying job that everything can come crashing down in a blink of an eye.

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