Join APH organizers and members as we watch and discuss the documentary film “Money Driven Medicine”. Feel free to bring a friend.
Snacks and coffee available. Free.
Friday October 15 – 7:00 p.m. Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice. 672 East Broadway @ Fraser.
Money-Driven Medicine provides the essential introduction we need to understand the American health care system. Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar’s acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, the film offers a behind-the-scenes look at how a $2.6 trillion a year health care system went so terribly wrong and what it will take to fix it.
The U.S. spends twice as much per person on health care as the average developed nation, 17.5% of GDP – yet outcomes, especially for chronic diseases, are very often worse. What makes the U.S. the exception? The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that has chosen to turn medicine into a largely unregulated, for-profit business.