This month’s Friday Flicks Presentation
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00PM
UUSG Common Room
NOW IS THE TIME: HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYBODY
The United States is the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee access to basic health care for residents. Countries that guarantee health care as a human right do so through a “single-payer” system, which replaces the thousands of for-profit health insurance companies with a public, universal plan.
The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls show that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the US Congress not passed such a plan and, in fact, looks to eliminate coverage for millions more?
Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money and what behind-the-scenes people are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.