Fall greetings to our HCAC supporters!
Chapter Meeting, Thursday, October 17 6:45 pm,
Harmony Library, Fort Collins
We will view and discuss the film Money-Driven Medicine, which offers a systemic look at the economics underlying – and often undermining -- our $2.6 trillion healthcare system. Here’s Bill Moyers’ comment about the film: "One of the strongest documentaries I have seen in years and could not be more timely. The more people who see and talk about it, the more likely we are to get serious and true healthcare reform."
The film is inspired by Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, and produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room).
The film interweaves the stories of patients and doctors ensnared in the system with insights by thought-leaders such as Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Dr. James Weinstein of Dartmouth and bio-ethicist Dr. Larry Churchill of Vanderbilt.
Money-Driven Medicine takes us beyond health insurance reform (the ACA) and lays out the looming policy challenges for the next decade if we are to provide all Americans effective, high quality, patient-centered care while containing costs and reducing wasteful, even risky procedures.
The evening will further your understanding, commitment and motivation to push forward the movement for comprehensive health care reform. Share this information and bring your friends! Popcorn and cider provided.
You also will have the opportunity to sign the HCAC petition for Amendment #12 "The Right to Health Care".
Details here http://www.healthcareforallcolorado.org/initiative_12_parent
See you next week!
October 17, 2013 at 6:45pm - 9:45pm