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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

  • Director: Matthew Heineman
  • Genre(s): Documentary, News
  • Rating: PG--13
  • Running Time: 95min

Escape Fire tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. The film is about a way out, about saving the health of a nation. (Roadside Attractions)

"Cogent, convincing, determinedly non-ideological, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tells us that everything we think we know about that incendiary topic might be wrong. And it offers us a way out of the morass. "
- Los Angeles TimesKenneth Turan
"That the movie largely sidesteps partisan politics will no doubt irk some viewers, but may just be its greatest strength."
- Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times