ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE

Director Susan Frömke, Matthew Heineman
Year 2012
Rating PG-13
Run Time 95min
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This free screening courtesy of Seton Healthcare Family. ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? About 65 percent of Americans are overweight and almost 75 percent of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society. ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, 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. This film 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.

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