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

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, News  |  5 October 2012 (USA)
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An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.

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ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. ESCAPE FIRE follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film is about a way out, about saving the health of a nation. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material


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Also Known As:

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$3,830 (USA) (12 October 2012)


$97,316 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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A must-see for all Americans
1 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Escape Fire at Full Frame Film Festival in Durham. Every viewer I spoke to after the showing was moved and excited by Escape Fire.

As someone who is working on health care reform in the context of Single Payer/Medicare for All I have recommended Escape Fire to all of my friends, family, and to my cohorts in the health care reform effort. Our group is hoping to have a showing in our area soon.

I'm a veteran and was deeply touched by the way the soldiers in the movie were portrayed. It's a sad commentary that our health care system is so far behind in recognizing so-called alternative healing practices. This movie highlights their value in a very positive way.

Escape Fire has the potential to change the debate on health care reform. We need for it to be seen at mainstream theaters across the nation.

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