Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Medicine, Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Oct 5, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - China, Germany, United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke put America's broken health-care system under the microscope in this documentary highlighting the ongoing struggle for reform through personal stories of struggle, as well as interviews with noted physicians and politicians. With health-care costs on the rise and prevention measures at an all-time low, Heineman and Froemke question why the powers-that-be continue to maintain a dysfunctional status quo that favors profit over patient care, and explore the reform methods being proposed in Washington, D.C.

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health-care-system, patient [medical]