I'm watching this tv show called Breaking Bad right now and I'm curious. The main character, who is a high school chemistry teacher, is battling lung cancer. In order to pay for his treatments and leave money for his family when he passes away, he is producing meth. His partner is selling it. I'm in season two right now. Anyways, what I don't get is why doesn't his health insurance cover the costs of cancer treatment? Apparently, I read online that it's because he has "crappy health insurance." I know it's just a tv show, but is this true in real life? I don't know any teachers personally who went through therapy for cancer so I do not know how well treatment is covered by health insurance.