B’NAI SHOLOM TO SCREEN “FIX IT: HEALTHCARE AT THE TIPPING POINT,” DOCUMENTARY THAT OFFERS SOLUTION TO NATION’S DYSFUNCTIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present a screening of “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” a documentary that examines the nation’s dysfunctional healthcare system and provides a solution to America’s runaway healthcare costs.
“FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” will be shown Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. Refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public.
The United States has the highest healthcare cost per capita of any country, more than twice that of the next highest country. Families are forced to make the choice between needed drugs or treatment and food. Healthcare providers are saddled with a huge administrative burden while trying to focus on patient care.
Two years in the making, “FIX IT” features more than 40 voices advocating for reform, including activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders. The 58-minute documentary takes an in-depth look into how our system of healthcare is damaging the economy, suffocating businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health while remaining unaffordable for one-third of U.S. citizens.
Following the film, Dr. Frederick Eames, a diagnostic radiologist sub-specializing in neuroradiology, will lead a discussion on the problem and the fix. Eames’ entire career has been with Albany Medical Center and Community Care Physicians. Like millions of other citizens, Eames is a consumer of healthcare services and an observer of national policy debates about the problems in the U.S. healthcare system.