“Fix It–Healthcare at the Tipping Point”

Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care invites you to join us to view the documentary film, “Fix It.”
The film by Vincent Mondillo and Richard Master examines the economics of the US healthcare system from the perspective of  business owners and makes a compelling case for scrapping our complex and  expensive multi-payer system for a single-payer, improved Medicare for  All.  Legislation that would enact such a solution, HR 676, has been introduced into Congress by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.  There are currently 60 cosponsors of HR 676 including Kentucky Congressman John  Yarmuth.
The filmmakers state:  “This documentary takes an  in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of  our citizens.”
The nonpartisan film includes interviews with some of the nation’s  leading health policy experts like Dr. Don Berwick, former administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Dr. Theodore Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Yale University.
Richard Master, CEO, of MCS  Industries, Inc. in eastern Pennsylvania, notes that his company now has to pay  $1.5 million a year to provide health care for his company’s workers and  dependents but that 33 cents of every premium dollar has nothing to do with health care.  He states:  “We spend more on health care than any other country, and we have far less to show for it.  More than 17% of our  national GDP is now eaten up by health care costs, far more than any other country.”
The filmmakers interview Dann Konkin, president of a Canadian industrial screen printing company who decided against opening a facility in the U. S. after finding out how much he would have to pay to provide health insurance.
Master concludes, “It is time we realize we don’t have to tolerate a system–a $3 trillion system–in which one of three dollars is wasted.  A  system in which just a few sick employees can take down a company.  A  system that starves the rest of our economy to the point that we don’t have enough money for our schools and roads.  Please join me and many others in the fight for a simplified, single-payer health care system.”
More details on the website “Fix It” www.fixithealthcare.com.
KSPH is offering to schedule free showings of the film to audiences around the state.   Email: nursenpo@aol.com