The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save a badly broken healthcare system?
American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. Americans spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. Americans pay more, yet the health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in American society.
Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into a high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground.