Film: Now is the Time-Healthcare for Everybody

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Old State Theater
985 Lincoln Way

While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Through interviews, animations and exposé, this new documentary film tells the story of the drama, struggle, and success of the movement towards healthcare equity.

We’ve seen enough to know that insurance-based healthcare is not effective for keeping costs down and giving everyone access to needed medical care. Advocates are totally committed to changing the healthcare system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare. So it should be a no-brainer, right? Well, no. Some of the obstacles are obvious. Big money. Fear of government. But there seems to be something more, like a fog that keeps people from moving forward together. What is so difficult about the idea of looking after each other? This film intends to expose the fog, and will leave viewers examining what it means to be an American and what it takes to step into action.

Dr. Gerry Lee, a primary care MD who has lived in the Auburn area for over 30 years and Keith McCallin, PA, a physician’s assistant currently working with the California group will be featured speakers.