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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:

Borba za spas američkog zdravstva  »

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

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$97,316 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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9 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this film will work well in the high school system, but for those who already have a good knowledge of the problems in the US health-care system, they won't learn anything new.

The film is short on facts and figures, which was disappointing for me, though for those who like to emotionally connect to a film, they will no doubt enjoy. Also, there were no real solutions offered in the film, which was an obvious frustration of the audience that I was a part of.

Overall, good as an introduction to some of the problems in the US health-care system and if you prefer a narrative over facts and figures.


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