Money & Medicine first look

Money & Medicine, a new film investigating the nation’s healthcare crisis, premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 8 p.m., on PBS.

As Congress continues its battle over the budget deficit, policy-makers are turning their attention to one of the largest driving forces behind the nation’s debt – government health care spending. The focus of the health care reform debate has shifted in recent years from access to cost, and recent studies suggest that a third of all health care expenditures are unnecessary.

Money & Medicine, a new documentary premiering nationwide on Tuesday, September 25, examines the waste that pervades our health care system and puts a human face on the medical, ethical and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending.

 

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  • TREVOR MERCHANT

    THIS TOPIC IS  OF CRITICAL AND FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE  , HOWEVER UNFORTUNATELY   THERE IS AN ANBSOLUTE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AND  THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE TRUTHFULLLY IS EMPOWERMENT  TO QUOTE ,UNQUOTE   DOCTRINE OF EXCELLENCE WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC .,  THIS IS ONE OF THE REASON AND OR REASONS WHY BARACK OBAMA HAD THIS  SOCALLLED  HEALTH CARE  LAW PASSED SO THAT HE COULD USED THIS AS   A WEAPON TO MANIPULATE ,INDOCTINATE AND MISINFORM THE POPULACE THAT WITHOUT HEALTH CARE  INSURANCE   YOU WILLO DIE  AND OR SUFFER UNTENNABLE  CONSEQUENCES  , ABSOLUTELY FALSE  AS   WE  DO NOT NEED TO SEEE A DOCTOR  NOR TAKE ANY MEDICATION  AS THESE ACTITUDES ONLY MAKE US WORSE OFF , AS SUCH IN FTURE DRAFTS I WILL EXPAND AND BROADEN MY COMMENTS  , THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON  PHARMAECUTICAL EXPIRE IS ONLY  ONE EXAMPLE AS TO HOW DANGEROUS AND  CRITIVCAL;  THE ENTIRE  MEDICAL AND OR HEALTH CARE  SYSTEMS  ARE  IN THIS NATIONN  WE  SPEND  TRILLIONS OF OF DOLLARS  THAN ANY OTHER NATION , YET  STILL OUR HEATH CARE   SYSTEMS   ARE  NO BETTER  THAN   THEM  TREVOR  MERCHANT , BRONX  NEW YORK CITY , MONDAY  AUGUST , 10, 2012 MERCHANTLEGAL@HOTMAIL.COM

  • http://www.informeddecisionsgroup.com/ Leon Schwartz

    This look to me to be a most critical film that will address a most critical issue.  I wish that I would be able to watch the broadcast.  But I can’t because it is scheduled to be aired on the most holy night in the Jewish calendar – Yom Kippur.

  • http://cynicalpharmacist.blogspot.com The Cynical Pharmacist

     Have you taken your medicine lately Trevor?

  • http://www.facebook.com/onaje.asheber Onaje Asheber

    Black Folks always pointed out this fact, mainly Black Men. Your more likely to killed by someone in the medical field than a racist fascist cop. Of all things, you know that your “Mis-treatment” allows your arc-enemies to get rich of your pains.

  • http://twitter.com/luluthepoodle Jonathan Brako GG

    Young black males are killing other young black males more then any other demographic. Choice of weapons are guns not a hypodermic needles. The good doctors of all races save their lives on a daily basis. Your comment makes no sense at all…………. ~Jon

  • http://twitter.com/mastergil gil mendozza zuntzes

    ALL WHO PARTICIPATING IN MEDICARE ARE FRAUD PERPETRATORS.

  • http://twitter.com/mastergil gil mendozza zuntzes

    PX. . . (PRESCRITION DRUGS KILL MORE AMERICANS. . . THAN COCAINE / HEROIN!

  • http://twitter.com/mastergil gil mendozza zuntzes

    . . . AMERICAN COMPANIES SHOULD DROP THE HEALTH CARE “FRINGE BENEFIT” TO ALL EMPLOYES IN ORDER TO PUT END TO OUR CROOKED/CRIMINAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

  • http://twitter.com/mastergil gil mendozza zuntzes

    . . . PONZI SCHEME “OBAMACARE”/MEDICARE HAS “SAVED $4 (FOUR) BILLION ON MED’S TO SENIOR’S; BUT IS KILLING SENIOR’S WITH TOXIC PRESCRITION DRUGS.

  • hatedoctors

    It’s not the aggressive treatments that’ll kill you, it’s that saccharine, patronizing, sing-song voice the doctors use to talk to fully grown adults. And that alone prevents me from getting any kind of medical care. Because I’d probably hit somebody.

  • Cah

    This by far was the most informative honest look at health care today, bar none