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American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.

2 trillion annually,
roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on
pharmaceutical drugsalmost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our
health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of
healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and
death in our society.
Its not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a
political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not
ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare
system.
ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry
designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven
care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods
of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Awardwinning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as
well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry,
government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about
saving the health of a nation.
Biaya kesehatan Amerika meningkat dengan sangat cepat sehingga mereka bisa mencapai $ 4,2
triliun per tahun , sekitar 20 % dari produk domestik bruto kami , dalam waktu sepuluh tahun .
Kami menghabiskan $ 300 miliar per tahun pada obat farmasi - hampir sama sebagai sisa dunia
digabungkan . Kami membayar lebih , namun hasil kesehatan kita lebih buruk . Sekitar 65 %
orang Amerika kelebihan berat badan dan hampir 75 % dari biaya kesehatan yang dihabiskan
untuk penyakit yang dapat dicegah yang merupakan penyebab utama kecacatan dan kematian
dalam masyarakat kita .
Tidaklah mengherankan bahwa perawatan kesehatan puncak kekhawatiran banyak orang
Amerika ' dan di tengah-tengah badai politik di Capitol bangsa kita . Tapi pertempuran saat ini
atas biaya dan akses tidak akhirnya mengatasi akar masalah : kami memiliki sistem perawatan
penyakit , bukan sistem kesehatan .
ESCAPE FIRE memeriksa pasukan kuat mempertahankan status quo , industri medis yang
dirancang untuk perbaikan yang cepat daripada pencegahan , untuk perawatan laba-driven

daripada perawatan pasien - driven. Setelah puluhan tahun perlawanan , sebuah gerakan untuk
membawa inovatif -touch tinggi , murah metode pencegahan dan penyembuhan ke teknologi
tinggi , sistem mahal kami akhirnya mendapatkan tanah . Award-winning pembuat film Matthew
Heineman dan Susan Froemke mengikuti kisah manusia yang dramatis serta pemimpin berjuang
untuk mengubah kesehatan di tingkat tertinggi kedokteran , industri, pemerintah , dan bahkan
militer AS . ESCAPE FIRE adalah tentang menemukan jalan keluar . Ini tentang menyelamatkan
kesehatan bangsa .
Arranged in a handful of clear, concise chapters, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American
Healthcare turns an unwieldy, Medusa-headed topic into a convincingly humane argument for
change.
Choosing their talking heads wisely, the filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke
arrange the evidence around individual narratives that counter the impersonality of data and
statistics. A disillusioned primary-care doctor struggles to make sense of a system that
reimburses according to volume rather than outcomes, forcing her to average seven minutes per
patient. A young infantryman, injured in Afghanistan, battles to exchange a daunting
prescription-pill regimen for alternative therapies to alleviate his post-traumatic stress
disorder and nerve damage.
Similarly, the film argues, we can switch from an unsustainable disease management system
that relies on expensive drugs and often unnecessary medical procedures to one that focuses on
prevention over cure. This is a drum that the doctors Andrew Weil and Dean Ornish have been
beating for years, and Escape Fire cleverly weaves their concerns over poor lifestyle choices
into a broader story ofcorporate lobbying and profit-driven care. Advocating freedom from a
system that doesnt want you to die and doesnt want you to get well, this hard-hitting film
leaves us finally more hopeful than despairing.