Documentary tonight examines health care system


The documentary “Money-Driven Medicine,” based on a 2006 book of the same name by Maggie Mahar, will air tonight on PBS’ Bill Moyers Journal.

The film looks at effective care vs. more expensive care and “how our 2.6 trillion dollar a year healthcare system went so terribly wrong and what it will take to fix it.” It discusses access to health care, failures in treating chronic disease, the shortage of primary-care physicians, the undermining of the doctor-patient relationship and more. It includes a number of experts and comments from Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Check the PBS schedule to find out when Moyer’s show airs in your area.

(Hat tip to Gary Schwitzer)

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