"Money & Medicine" is a new film investigating the nation’s healthcare crisis — premiering Tuesday,  September 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Money & Medicine 

"Money & Medicine" is a new film investigating the nation’s healthcare crisis — premiering Tuesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Dr. David Tobis, Director of Interventional Cardiology at UCLA Medical Center, discusses the results of Mr. Ku’s cardiac catheterization, which show he does not have any major blockages in his coronary arteries. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

Money & Medicine 

Dr. David Tobis, Director of Interventional Cardiology at UCLA Medical Center, discusses the results of Mr. Ku’s cardiac catheterization, which show he does not have any major blockages in his coronary arteries. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

At UCLA Medical Center, a prostate cancer patient receives radiation treatments following a radical prostatectomy. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

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At UCLA Medical Center, a prostate cancer patient receives radiation treatments following a radical prostatectomy. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

Cindy Hepner is treated for breast cancer at Intermountain Medical. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

Money & Medicine 

Cindy Hepner is treated for breast cancer at Intermountain Medical. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

One of 95 million high-tech imaging studies that are done every year — at a cost of over 100 billion dollars. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

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One of 95 million high-tech imaging studies that are done every year — at a cost of over 100 billion dollars. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

A patient at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center has elective spinal surgery for a herniated disc. Nationwide there is a 15-fold difference in the rates at which patients undergo this procedure. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

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A patient at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center has elective spinal surgery for a herniated disc. Nationwide there is a 15-fold difference in the rates at which patients undergo this procedure. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

At Loma Linda Medical Center, Kurt Thompson undergoes proton beam therapy to treat his prostate cancer. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

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At Loma Linda Medical Center, Kurt Thompson undergoes proton beam therapy to treat his prostate cancer. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

A patient undergoes surgery at Intermountain Medical Center, which is known for evidence-based health care practices. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

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A patient undergoes surgery at Intermountain Medical Center, which is known for evidence-based health care practices. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

In the last few weeks of life, many doctors, patients, and their families face the decision of whether the patient should be resuscitated if he or she experiences cardiac arrest. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

Money & Medicine 

In the last few weeks of life, many doctors, patients, and their families face the decision of whether the patient should be resuscitated if he or she experiences cardiac arrest. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

At Intermountain Medical Center, April Montoya delivers her second child by cesarean section. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.

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At Intermountain Medical Center, April Montoya delivers her second child by cesarean section. Photo: Public Policy Productions, Inc.