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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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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
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material
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English

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

Gross USA:

$97,316
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Nothing new
9 June 2012 | by caeevansSee 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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