Healthcare is a big thing that affects our lives, and talk about it has really revved up now that it’s election season. “Escape Fire,” a documentary on America’s healthcare, will be coming out this Friday in theaters and on iTunes. The film brings astounding light to how healthcare works in our country (and how shady it can be!) and how we can make improve it.
For starters, get a load of these numbers that the people behind the movie are releasing:
+ 30% of healthcare costs do not actually improve health.
+75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases.
+$1.1 billion was spent lobbying DC on healthcare between 2009 and 2010.
Have these numbers caught your attention? A trailer for the doc explains more:
The documentary was directed by Susan Frömke, who’s been working on documentaries since the 70s, and Matthew Heineman, who got into documentaries more recently. Moby composed music for the film too. The doc aims to show you what’s going on behind the scenes in healthcare and get you to look at it in a whole new way. Because let’s face it: we’re all going to need medical help at some point in our lives. I think it’s safe to say we’ve been to the doctors a few times in our lives already, right? Check out these mind-blowing infographs based on the movie:
The first 2012 presidential debate is happening tonight at 9/8c, and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are going to be talking about domestic policy. So we’re pretty sure we’ll be hearing them battle it out over healthcare. So watch the debates tonight or watch the movie this weekend or dude, do both!! Who doesn’t want to learn something new about a matter that affects their life: healthcare.
Escape Fire First Aid Kit
Learn more about the film and how you can take control of your health.