John et sa femme sont les heureux parents dun petit garçon dune dizaine dannées. Malgré le manque dargent, ils lélèvent dans la bonne foi chrétienne, jusquau jour où on lui découvre une malformation cardiaque qui nécessitera une transplantation. À court de moyens pour assumer les coûts de cette opération, John ira jusquà prendre lhôpital en otage pour prouver son engagement à son fils.
Selon des ressorts dramatiques éprouvés, John Q. se déroule comme une course contre la montre où les bons – John, sa femme et ses amis – se débattent dans les dédales administratifs et luttent contre les méchants – les médias avides, les policiers, un système de santé qui ne soigne que les riches. Malgré une structure simpliste et manichéenne, et grâce au charisme de Denzel Washington, on ne peut sempêcher de voir dans ce film une illustration somme toute réussie et émouvante du mythe de lhéroïsme façon Hollywood. --Helen Faradji
Q learns that PPO former medical plan has changed and that the hospital wont offer any help. So basically he has to watch his son die with the Hospital Director with her million dollar salary and others not giving a damn. Aint that sweet Capitalism and Greed triumphs over Loyalty and Values in America. Q takes matter into his own hands and well the rest is history. Nick Cassavetes through this powerful, great film brings into the focus the Disarray , and Greed in Medical Care in America. Despite the fact that we boast about being the greatest superpower, WE CANT even take care of our people and, sadly it seems that the person in charge don't care.Read more ›
I've had to deal myself since my son was born. My son has Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. His skin basically falls apart at the slightest touch. It is awful, brutal (see some clinical pics at my website, silviaskingdom.com). The only treatment that my son has is basically take care of the wounds, which cover, at times, as much as 60-75% of his body. Some of these wounds are chronic and take months to heal. Taking care of wounds is vital because if a bad infection occurs, my son could die. Infection is the number one killer of persons diagnosed with my son's condition. You would think that insurance companies would cover the medical supplies, the ointments, the bandages and everything involved in taking care of the wounds, but the reality is, the vast majority of HMOs do not. They don't because bandages and related products to care for wounds are 'over the counter', hence not covered under insurances.
Sounds crazy? It is. And there is nothing I can do about it. Some states, if the income is low enough, provide some services that include coverage for bandages, and that is what fortunately is saving us, because I could never afford to pay the tens of thousands of dollars it takes each year just to purchase the various skin care products my son needs. I know what you're thinking... there is no way bandages cost that much! Yes they do actually... for example: an 8x10 sheet of Mepitel for deep wound coverage is $40.Read more ›