Thursday, August 18, 2011

Health Care - The Movie

The HealthCare Movie

The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but the U.S. consistently under-performs relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance.

This feature length documentary explores the health care system in Canada: how it came to be, how it works for ordinary Canadians, how it is paid for, and how it compares to its American counterpart.

The issue of health care in America goes far beyond a line in the budget. It reaches into the center of the American soul and answers the question, "How in the world do we want to treat each other?"

We interviewed Health Policy and Economics experts in both the United Sates and Canada, a Canadian Senator, and the incoming president of a provincial medical association, who told us what doctors are saying about the health care system in Canada.

It was our privilege to interview a former Premier of Saskatchewan who was the Minister of Health at the time when Canada was fighting for what is now its universal medicare plan. We visited two Community Clinics in Saskatoon, and met with patients there, and then we had a chance to talk with a Saskatchewan politician.

We had the honor of meeting an author whose new book about the heroes behind the scenes in Saskatchewan was hot off the press. We drove through unusually wet prairies to visit the small Saskatchewan town where some say Canada's health care system was born.

And we visited a family in Winnipeg, Manitoba whose challenging health care story began with the birth of their first child almost three years ago.

Many, many more people in both Canada and the United States have become a part of the Healthcare Movie. Now we are putting it all together, with historical images and video clips to bring the story to life. We need your help.

Support the HealthCare Movie HERE.

"The real health care crisis is in public confidence and understanding, not in financial sustainability… the public needs much more and better information about the real strengths and weaknesses of the health care system"

Dr. Bob Evans, professor at the Center for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia.

"Outstanding film. 
A must see."

D.E.  Healthcare Advocate

I.L. Saskatoon Clinic

"We're being duped"

R. C., Physician, Salem OR

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