2017
Description: 
The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, was supposed to ensure that everyone has health insurance, and it was supposed to reduce the skyrocketing costs of healthcare in the United States. It has not accomplished either of these goals. Yet repealing it would just make things worse. Polls show that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed (or even considered) the single payer, Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act that has been introduced in every Congress since 2003? This documentary examines the ongoing problems with the insurance-based Affordable Care Act. It explains what Single Payer healthcare is and how it saves money. It reveals what is keeping our country from looking after its people, and what we can do about it.