• Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

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Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman use personal stories and expert analysis to diagnose serious problems in the U.S. healthcare system.

Director: Susan Froemke , Matthew Heineman

Genres: Documentary

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  • The bottom line: The impact of this forceful indictment of our healthcare system is lessened by the sheer ubiquity of similarly-themed documentaries. show more

  • When we speak of "American health care," we should in fact be calling it "American sickness care." There's more money to be made in making people sick and healing them than in keeping them well in the first place. The documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare makes this argument with stunning clarity. show more

  • That the movie largely sidesteps partisan politics will no doubt irk some viewers, but may just be its greatest strength. show more

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