EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Free public screening of The Healthcare Movie and follow-up moderated discussion

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, at 2:19 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 7:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: Ricker Addition, Room 217 (behind Ricker Hall) UMaine Campus, 216 High Street, Farmington, Maine

For more information: Joe Lendvai; 359-8306; maineallcare.org

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August 19, 2013

Free Screening The HEALTHCARE Movie – a follow-up to the April 30th Farmington Forum on Health Care Finance

Maine AllCare presents a free public screening of The Healthcare Movie on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Farmington. The movie will be shown at 7pm at the Ricker Addition, Room 217 (behind the Ricker Hall, 169 High Street) UMF Campus in Farmington. Many of the people who attended the April 30th Farmington Forum on Health Care Finance at Franklin Memorial Hospital expressed an interest for similar educational events. This is a follow-up presentation. The one hour film explores how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one time they were virtually the same.

“Most people younger than 50 are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada”, according to film producers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg. “The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago,” they said. “It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.”

As the health insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act begin to kick in this fall, and possible results regarding costs remain a question mark, public discussion of how we can further simplify and improve health care financing at the state level continues to be relevant for everyone in Maine. Please join Richmond attorney and Maine AllCare board member Alice Knapp Esq., in a conversation about what we can do together to make health care affordable and accessible to everyone in Maine.

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Maine AllCare is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group committed to making health care in Maine universal, accessible and affordable for all. For more information about Maine AllCare, please contact: info@maineallcare.org

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