Film: Money Driven Medicine

10/28/2015 6:30 pm


WOSD FREE FILM NIGHT: Money-Driven Medicine

Money-Driven Medicine is a 2009 documentary providing the essential introduction Americans need if we are to address the unmet healthcare policy challenges of the next decade. Researchers look at the economics of U.S. health care and what must be done to provide all Americans with quality care while controlling costs. Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, it offers the only systemic look on film at the economics underlying – and often undermining -- our $2.6 trillion healthcare system.

The film interweaves the stories of patients and doctors ensnared in the system with insights by thought-leaders such as Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Dr. James Weinstein of Dartmouth and bio-ethicist Dr. Larry Churchill of Vanderbilt. Money-Driven Medicine goes beyond health insurance reform as it lays out the looming policy challenges for the next decade if we are to provide all Americans effective, high quality, patient-centered care while containing costs and reducing wasteful, even risky procedures. CLICK HERE to learn more about the film.

Women Occupy San Diego offer a FREE FILM Screening every FOURTH WEDNESDAY each month. More information on this months event, coming soon.

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Film Starts at 7 pm

Refreshments served!

Event Location: 
Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, San Diego, California 92106