Coming soon: Three new films about health care

We know of at least three new movies coming out on health care – overtreatment, undertreatment, cost, quality, the uninsured, the underinsured, the safety nets.  We haven’t seen them all so we can’t vouch for them but they all sound promising. We’ve interviewed the people who made one of the films and will post that soon. In the meantime, these links take you to pages that tell you a bit about each film and where you can see it in your community or on one of your many “devices.”

Some are being shown in community settings like medical schools – might be a good story to go to one of the screenings and see how it’s received and what people say. “Escape Fire”looks at military medicine too – maybe explore how its message pertains to veteran’s care where you live.

Money and Medicine,” shot at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, airs on PBS stations starting Sept. 25. (Dates may vary in other communities.)

The Waiting Room” goes inside a safety net, Oakland’s Highland Hospital, and it premieres Sept 26 in New York.

Escape Fire” has held a bunch of medical school screenings and goes into wider release next week.

At least a few health journalists have been involved with Escape Fire. (Shannon Brownlee and Cristine Russell) We’d love to hear from anyone who advised or was interviewed for others – let us know in the comments.

Joanne Kenen (@JoanneKenen) is AHCJ’s health reform topic leader. If you have questions or suggestions for future resources, please send them to

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