Bill Moyers Journal: Money-Driven Medicine (must-see)

Bill Moyers Journal
August 28, 2009

The film MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE reveals how a profit-hungry “medical-industrial complex” has turned health care into a system where millions are squandered on unnecessary tests, unproven and sometimes unwanted procedures and overpriced prescription drugs.

video and transcript:  Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS

Pt 2: Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS


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17 thoughts on “Bill Moyers Journal: Money-Driven Medicine (must-see)

  1. Half the story … half the truth …

    Yes what they portray is all true … but as usual Maggie Mahar and her peonage to the Health Care Industry obfuscates the solution…

    Single payer …

    Facts, Figures and Family Stories until they come out your ears but where in there did you hear about Single Payer? … You didn’t, it was never mentioned … as usual …

    The documentary is designed to leave the observer in a quandary and it succeeds masterfully …

    Fact is only the umbrella of Single Payer, Medicare for All will have the framework to solve all of these problems and they know it …

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      • Actually, the dr prescribed something, but, my Medicaid wont cover it and its really expensive. My sister is sending a check to cover it that should be here on Monday…thanks for asking…

        • Oh, that’s terrible that they won’t cover it. Did you know that you can send a letter asking them to reconsider? Also, the pharmaceutical companies sometimes cover the costs, not sure how it works, but you could ask someone at your doctor’s office. Very nice of your sister to help you out.

        • Thanks. I filled out an application to Merck and I have to send them info as to why it is not covered (I hope my Medicaid HMO can think up a good one!) But, so I can get it really soon, my sister wants to help out. I dont know what I’d do without my sisters–theyre about all that is left of my family.

          People should stop to think about those who dont have anyone to help them out and, maybe, cant even fill out an application to Merck. it is criminal what they charge! Especially when you consider that we subsidize them!

        • Sounds like you got it covered. Hope they do help you out.

          Great point about those who don’t have family to help them out or are unable to deal with all the various paperwork.

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  8. Wow–I saw this last night, and it is so true.

    That MRI looks almost exactly like mine, except it is further into the fronal lobe..almost spooky

    Congress should have to watch it when they give a wake for Kennedy when they get back. His support for universal health care , before 1979, as the next civil rights issue, was exactly what is needed…

  9. Can “we” truly just say “No to Drugs” ?
    No, for there is no profit, if no-one took them ?

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