Money-Driven Medicine

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, November 13, 2015 PST
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Money-Driven Medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need if we are to address the unmet healthcare policy challenges of the next decade. Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar’s acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, it offers the only systemic look on film at the economics underlying – and often undermining — our $2.6 trillion healthcare system.

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 goes beyond health insurance reform as it 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.

Across the country organizations and people are using Money-Driven Medicine to better understand the forces shaping health care and why new policies are necessary from doctor’s office to congress.

Money-Driven Medicine” is one of the strongest documentaries I have seen in years and could not be more timely.” – Bill Moyers

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. Metro bus #71 serves this location. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

Release Year: 2009

Running Time: 86 min

Director: Andrew Fredericks

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