By Erika Schultz, Graduate Intern at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
- Americans spend $8,000 per capita on healthcare in comparison to $3,000 per capita in other developed countries and has some of the worst health outcomes.
- Insurance rates have increased at such a rate since 1945 that if the same inflation were applied a dozen eggs cost would now cost $55 and a gallon milk $48
- The United States is listed as #50 on the list of countries with greatest life expectancy.
These are just a few of the powerful facts and anecdotes sprinkled throughout the film “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” – a documentary full of interviews with those who are leading the way to a more integrative approach to medical care. The film features Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Don Berwick, and Dr. Dean Ornish to name a few. In addition, we hear from primary care physicians on the front-lines of treating patients who are completely overwhelmed by a system designed to reward them for procedures instead of outcomes. Read more