“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our names are Sneha Mehta and Teddy Stern. We are filmmakers based in New Jersey (Fort Lee and Englewood, respectively). Right now, we are working on a documentary about the healthcare crisis. While this is a national problem, we have been focusing on our home state of New Jersey. With New Jersey residents paying the highest premiums in the nation, we believe that our state is suffering too much to just keep “staying the course.”
Today, there are 45 million Americans without healthcare coverage and countless more who are dangerously underinsured. Too many Americans are forced to live day to day hoping not to get sick. Too many Americans are being drowned by insurmountable medical bills. What good is the most advanced medicine in the world when far too many Americans don’t have access to it?
Sneha Mehta and I explore these issues in our (currently untitled) healthcare documentary. There are only two of us working with a limited budget. But with your help, we can bring attention to the 45 million people who have been forgotten by our government.
Here is what you can do:
1) Do you have a video camera? Are you uninsured? We want you to videotape yourselves talking about how this crisis has affected you. Do you have friends that have suffered a healthcare injustice the world should know about? Interview them too!
2) Are you involved in the insurance or healthcare fields? If you have frustrations about the current crisis, speak out! We need to hear from you. Are you willing to be interviewed? Let us know.
3) Our success depends on massive involvement. So PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE to as many folks as possible.
Please, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also, feel free to check www.TeddyStern.com for further updates.