The Newport Chapter of Health Care for All–Oregon will present The Health Care Movie at its regular meeting on March 14. Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, this 65-minute documentary tells the 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 1900s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.
Produced by Canadian/American couple 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. A trailer for The Health Care Movie can be viewed by clicking here.
“The lack of a national health care system is one of the greatest financial burdens America faces,” says narrator Kiefer Sutherland. Today in the U.S. we spend almost twice as much for health care as other developed countries, but experience worse outcomes in an inefficient and wasteful system that covers a smaller portion of the population.
The film will be shown at the HCAO meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m., at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 SE Bay Blvd., next to Englund Marine, on Newport’s Bay Front. There will be time for discussion afterwards. The meeting is open to the public and there is no admission charge to see the film. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information contact:
Dr. Jerry Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541 961 2059
Gary Lahman, email@example.com, 541 961 1793
Submitted by Vicki Dunaway