“The Healthcare Movie” will be shown on Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor. The showing if free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion with physician and Maine State senator, Geoff Gratwick, chair of the Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services.
“If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must
watch this film.”
This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care. Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy?