The official website of the documentary movie can be found here. I have not seen the movie myself yet but look forward to watching, as from what shows on the internet, it appears to pick up and intelligently expand beyond the initial issues that Sicko brought to our attention.
One quote from the film states that we don’t necessarily have “better” care but rather we have “more” care. Another quote, “there’s an enormous amount of money to be made from healthcare and a lot of people who know how to get at it”. I find this also interesting as there has been no big fanfare and advertising, just a movie created to make a point and create an awareness.
What makes the movie compelling is that the movie listens not only to patients, but doctors as well. The healthcare process pays for “doing things” to people instead of helping insure they get well. The director Alex Gibney,talks and states that the control of healthcare should go back in the hands of the patients and the doctors and not driven by the insurance companies.
A digital rental is available from Newsreel.org/Amazon after August 28 for $2.99. Bill Moyer will be featuring this on PBS and you can check the Journal for local times, in the Los Angeles area the first showing is at Friday, August 28th at 9 p.m. on KCET. BD
You can also watch this clip from ABC News about the movie:
Money Driven Medicine from ABC Nightline
Information on how to view the movie below:
DVDs of Money-Driven Medicine can be purchased now for institutional use at www.newsreel.org or by calling 877-811-7495. Home use DVDs are not offered.
Digital rental for home use will be available at Newsreel.org/Amazon after August 28 for $2.99.
Next week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL, the film MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE reveals how a profit-hungry medical-industrial complex has turned health care into a system that squanders millions of dollars on unnecessary tests, unproven and sometimes unwanted procedures and overpriced prescription drugs. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has teamed up with producers Peter Bull, Chris Matonti, and director Andy Fredericks to produce a film based on Maggie Mahar's powerful book MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE.
“Maggie Mahar is the award-winning journalist whose acclaimed book, Money-Driven Medicine, inspired the documentary. Maggie has worked for Institutional Investor, Barrons, The New York Times and Bloomberg News Service and is presently a healthcare fellow at the Century Foundation.
Read Maggie Mahar's Healthbeat blog:
for the most up-to-date coverage of breaking news and opinion about healthcare reform”
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