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

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An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.
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Credited cast:
Clive Alonzo Clive Alonzo ... Himself
Don Berwick Don Berwick ... Himself
Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn ... Herself
Krystal Bracy Krystal Bracy ... Herself
Shanon Brownlee Shanon Brownlee ... Herself
Dan Bullis Dan Bullis ... Himself
Steve Burd Steve Burd ... Himself
Peter Carroll Peter Carroll ... Himself
Leslie Cho Leslie Cho ... Herself
Toby Cosgrove Toby Cosgrove ... Himself
David Fridovich David Fridovich ... Himself
Joshua Friedbauer Joshua Friedbauer ... Himself
Betty Garner Betty Garner ... Herself
Wayne Jonas Wayne Jonas ... Himself
Katy Kasch Katy Kasch ... Herself


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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Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,830, 12 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$97,316, 10 March 2013
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Escape Fire Highlights Many of the Changes Necessary for Sustainability
1 December 2016 | by alexanderwhedonSee all my reviews

Despite previous reviews that claimed the movie contained cliché statistics and arguments, I was impressed by the research invested and the solutions presented in Escape Fire. As a soon to be actuarial intern, I have often asked myself internally how I may lend a hand in the battle against rising costs in healthcare that are both sidelining our crippled and crippling our economy. After watching Escape Fire, I now feel like I have some of the answers I needed to answer that question. The documentary not only presents the issues but also potential and viable solutions. It is important that we all make an effort to understand the healthcare crisis, and Escape Fire may be an important tool in the pursuit. As someone who has worked in both public and private sectors of healthcare and one who will soon be very heavily immersed in the financial implications of our current healthcare system, I highly recommend the documentary to any concerned member of our society.

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