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In modern society, healthcare is a tough topic to focus on with people. Claims have been made that the system is rigged and the wealthy are to only ones getting benefits. In reality healthcare is a fairly complicated system whereas everyone has it, not everyone enjoys the “benefits” of it. In the film John Q this was represented throughout the movie and it was actually part of the plot. In the movie, conflicts, characters, and themes shown in the movie are relevant to the world and society we live in today.
In the film, John Archibald is a man of low income and some bad choices. John has a wife, Denise, and a son, Mike. John is at his son’s baseball game. Mike hits a the ball and runs; although when he is running bases Mike collapses. John and his wife Denise rush Mike to the hospital to get immediate attention. Mike's heart was three times the normal size which caused blood to pump into his lungs. John rushed his son to the hospital and when they got there they treated him partially but they could not perform the heart transplant needed. This was because John’s insurance would not cover it and the hospital wouldn’t let him give them a payment later. In the film John Q, health care is seen as an unfair system that can’t handle its own job. The system rejects people based on their income and whether they have the
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Conflicts of the movie and reality would be how the healthcare system is unfair to those who aren’t privileged in life. The characters are also very relative to our lives. The characters and their decisions would be the same as anyone and the things the do would also be the same as any normal person in this society. The themes represented in John Q are also, and most relevant in the world. You must fight for what you believe and not everything comes easy. All of these things were wrapped up and put together to create the film John

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