Alachua County Labor Coalition Presents: "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point"

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:32pm

 

Fix it advocates a single-payer healthcare system such as the one proposed by Bernie Sanders.  However this documentary is not produced by a typical left-leaning progressive, but by a businessman. Richard Master, CEO of MCS industries, a Pennsylvania maker of picture frames and mirrors was shocked to discover how much of the $1,500,000 his company spends on healthcare access for its employees and dependents does not go to their healthcare. About a third of the total goes to administrative expenses like insurance companies’ costs for staff, sales, advertising and shareholders.  Doctors and hospitals also need to employ people to deal with the variety of insurance plans.

 

Richard Master produced this film, which took two years to make, to explain how a single payer system like Medicare would benefit businesses, employees and the rest of us.  Because it is simpler and less bureaucratic it would cost less.  Everyone would be fully covered with no co-pays or deductibles. It would be financed by an increase in taxation which would be more than compensated by the elimination of premiums.

The film contains easily understandable numbers and graphics and interviews with academics, doctors, nurses, business people, patients, Canadian conservatives, and Wendell Potter, the insurance executive turned whistleblower.

Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
When:
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation