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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.