December 5, 2012

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. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our 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 our society.

NYU Washington, DC hosted a screening of Escape Fire followed by a panel of health care experts to discuss the health care crisis in America and how policy changes are working to correct these issues.

Meet the Panelists