‘Escape Fire’: Health Care Documentary Tonight on CNN

Mar 10, 2013, 9:00 AM

The award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, will premiere on CNN this evening at 8 p.m. EST, and again at 11 p.m. EST.

Through the real-life experiences of physicians and patients, the film “reveals flaws in the notion that the healthcare delivered via America’s patchwork of facilities, practitioners, and insurers offers good value for its outcomes,” according to a CNN news release. It shows the pressures providers face, and the frustrations of patients that are often exacerbated by insufficient care.

The film also offers features innovative solutions from noted leaders in the public and private sectors.

Following the broadcast, CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD will moderate a 30-minute discussion exploring how Americans can increase their access to health care and save money.

Read more about Escape Fire.

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