Watch Emergency Exit: The American Rescue Fight Healthcare (2012) Documentary full movie
Emergency Exit: The American Rescue Fight Healthcare is facing one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to save our severely broken health system?
American healthcare costs are rising so fast that they could reach $ 4.2 trillion a year, accounting for about 20% of our gross domestic product within a decade. We spend 300 billion a year a year – almost as much as the rest of the world put together. We pay more, but our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare expenses are spent on preventable diseases that are the main causes of invalidity and death in our society.
It is not surprising that health care affects many Americans, and concerns are at the centre of a political storm in the capital of our country. But the ongoing battle over cost and access does not lead to the root of the problem: we have a health care system, not a healthcare system.
Emergency Exit examines the powerful forces that maintain the status quo, a medical sector designed for faster, rather than prevention, cost-oriented care rather than patient-centered care. After decades of resistance, a move to propose methods of preventing and healing innovative, cheap, in our high-tech and expensive system, finally gaining ground. Winning designers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as the leaders who are struggling to turn healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. FIRE ESCAPE is to find a way out. This is to save a nation’s health.