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MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE

Wed, Oct 7 at 7:15pm -- Film, Speakers, and Discussion

Healthcare Reform Forum
"How will Healthcare Policy be Determined -
By Corporate Interests or the Public Interest?"

MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and based on Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, the film offers a behind-the-scenes look at how our 2.6 trillion dollar a year healthcare system went so terribly wrong and what it will take to fix it. The U.S. spends twice as much per person on healthcare as the average developed nation, fully one-sixth of our GDP - yet our outcomes, especially for chronic diseases, are very often worse. What makes us different? The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that has chosen to turn medicine into a largely unregulated, for-profit business.

www.moneydrivenmedicine.org

Speakers

Joe Cook is a volunteer community organizer and activist who serves as the Council Coordinator in Hampton Roads for MoveOn.org.

Andrea Miller ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 for the Virginia 4th Congressional District. Ms. Miller is a college professor specializing in Information Technology. She is the Outreach Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America and a member of Virginia Coalition for Guaranteed Healthcare.

Nic Renz is a local activist and Recruitment Coordinator for Hampton Roads MoveOn.org

Mimi Rosenthal, Ph.D. is a professor of Biochemistry at EVMS (Eastern Va Medical School).

Teresa Stanley is the South Hampton Roads Organizer for the Virginia Organizing Project (VOP). VOP is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.



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