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Greene - Friday Film Series

Date: 11/08/2013

Time: 7:00 pm

MovieESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE directed by Matthew Heineman & Susan Froemke (2012)

Tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society. more info