The Healthcare Movie
The Healthcare Movie tells the story of Canada’s single payer health care system and how the United States developed such a different system. Most people, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.
Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.
This Reel and Meal is being co-sponsored by Healthcare- Now of Maryland, a statewide grassroots organization working for affordable, accessible quality health care for all Marylanders. They believe that health care is a basic human rights and that a single-payer system is the best method to achieve universal care, eliminate administrative waste, control costs, obtain public accountability and reduce excessive private profits.
Discussion leaders, Deborah Schumann, MD and Sergio Espana are both active with Healthcare- Now of Maryland and will discuss the efforts that the group has made toward bringing single payer health care to Maryland.