A fast 90 minute unusual innovative stream of conversation indie film. on the issues that continue to surround American health care reform.
Doctors and nurses rally and are arrested in the streets of America to protest the annual deaths of 45,000 Americans for lack of health care (Harvard study), ongoing medical debt that causes massive bankruptcy, only in America, and the forsaking of nearly 50 million Americans with no health care (U.S. Census). Opponents of reform with cries of socialism and proposals for better market competition are refuted by doctors who contend that health care for profit is the problem, not the solution.
No formal celebrity narration nor conventional interviews with well paid 'experts' are used other than with the doctors and nurses (concerned for their suffering patients, and who work in the trenches of our hospitals and clinics) interviewed out in American streets as they protest for universal health care.
The film includes intermittent clips of Obama's White House responses during the height of the 2009 protests that lead to the 2010 passage of a heath care bill, which is looked upon as seriously lacking, both by reformers and their opponents. Over 65 people are interviewed with additional clips provided by three other filmmakers who cover the arrests of doctors at protest and sit-ins. Events covered include the arrests of Doctors Margaret Flowers, Carol Paris, and Matt Hendrickson, the Mad as Hell Doctors tours, members of PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program), MoveOn, and other activist organizations.