People of Northwest Public Radio
Fri December 7, 2012
'Escape Fire' Exposes Flaws Of American Healthcare
Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 10:03 am
In Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare", director Matthew Heineman exposes what he sees as flaws in the U.S. healthcare system, such as a doctor who can spend just minutes with her patients to a soldier addicted to painkillers. Colonel Chester 'Trip' Buckenmaier III, of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, describes the military's efforts to swap pain pills for alternative therapies, like acupuncture and yoga.