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Money-Driven Medicine

A Reel Progress Screening

September 10, 2009, 7:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET

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About This Event

Money-Driven Medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need if they are to become knowledgeable participants in healthcare reform. Produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and based on Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book by the same name, the film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the $2.6 trillion U.S. healthcare system, how it went so terribly wrong and what it will take to fix it.

Money-Driven Medicine reveals how the "medical-industrial complex" has wrested power from doctors, turning medical care into just another commodity and patients into profit centers. The result? While many uninsured and underinsured Americans receive too little care, the well-insured often get unnecessary, even risky care.

Please join us for a provocative Q & A immediately following the film,including how screenings of Money-Driven Medicine can advance comprehensive health reform.

For more information on the film or to purchase DVDs, visit www.moneydrivenmedicine.org.

For more screenings visit Reel Progress.

Featured Speakers:
Alex Gibney, Producer, Money-Driven Medicine
Maggie Mahar, author, Money-Driven Medicine; Fellow, The Century Foundation

Moderated by:
Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy, Center for American Progress

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

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Center for American Progress
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Washington, DC20005

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