NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody (Documentary Film)

Host/Sponsor: 
Educational Videos Plus and Health Care for All Pennsylvania
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Timeslot: 
Abstract: 
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.
Panel Track: 
Health Care Track
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Walter
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Tsou
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Secretary, Health Care for All Pennsylvania
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Dr. Tsou is an Adjunct Professor in the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Secretary of Health Care for All Pennsylvania.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Terry
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Sterrenberg
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Co-producer, Educational Videos Plus
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
My coproducer, Laurie Simons and I have been married for over 30 years, and both of us are licensed counselors. During the last decade, we became particularly passionate about filmmaking. In 2011 we released a self-funded documentary film called “The Healthcare Movie”, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. In the making of the Healthcare Movie, we learned how two neighboring countries (Canada and the USA) ended up taking such drastically different paths to providing healthcare for their people. Our new documentary, NOW IS THE TIME Healthcare for Everybody explains why the US does not provide universal healthcare to all its people, and inspires viewers to step into action.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Laurie
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Simons
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Co-producer, Educational Videos Plus
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Walter
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Tsou
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Health Care for All Pennsylvania
 

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