Healthcare for People or Profit? The Health Care Movie

May 3, 2012

Sunday, May 13 , 2012
9:00 -10:15 a.m.
Unitarian Church, Ithaca, NY
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This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same.

To purchase this movie, go to: http://thehealthcaremovie.net/home/order-dvds-3f= /. 

Progressive Democrats of America  are using it as an organizing tool to support local candidates and for  house parties.  Single Payer groups in California have found it very useful to spark discussion and get people motivated to become involved.

Most people under the age of 50, 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.

Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.

Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.


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