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        Life. Support. Music: What Role Should Government Play in Paying for Health Care?

        Classrooms can use Crigler's powerful story to raise issues about U.S. health care reform, especially topics related to long-term care.

        Life. Support. Music.: Jason's Crisis Begins

        In the first clip associated with the "Life. Support. Music." lesson plan, Jason Crigler, a 34-year-old guitarist, experiences a medical emergency. Explain that although Jason survived the bleeding in his skull, he was non-responsive and partially paralyzed. Students should discuss to what degree, if any, the government should help its citizens with medical care expenses.

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        Life. Support. Music.: "It Did Not Look Good"

        In the second clip associated with the Life. Support. Music. lesson plan, Monica Crigler describes the early days of her husband Jason's recovery from a stroke. Jason is transferred to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston. Students should listen for how the Criglers were able to help pay for Jason's care and discuss how his future medical expenses should be covered.

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        Life. Support. Music.: "I've Proved Them All Wrong"

        Jason Crigler is shown playing music and recovering two years after his brain hemorrhage.

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