Quick Read / Video: For the Uninsured, the Wait for Health Care

The independent documentary “The Waiting Room” was shot at Oakland’s Highland Hospital and is now making the rounds at film festivals across the country. Click through to the 5-minute short. It captures the power of what it means to be uninsured and trying to access health care through the emergency room of a large safety-net hospital.

This Op-Doc video, adapted from my feature-length documentary “The Waiting Room,” presents a composite day in the life of patients at Highland Hospital – edited from five months of filming in 2010.

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