Film to show US healthcare flaws

By John Wharton

Imagine you’re a single mother in a dead-end, minimum-wage job. It’s bad enough to struggle every month to pay the rent and buy groceries, but now your child needs to see a doctor.
And you have no health insurance.

Film and discussion
The Waiting Room: 24 hours, 271 patients, 1 stretched ER
Wed, Nov 6, 7pm
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
50 pesos

Today’s political struggle revolves around finding a way to help just such Americans gain reasonable access to decent health care for their families. The current system of the uninsured depending on the country’s emergency rooms, most Americans agree, is simply unworkable, even cruel. Something must be done.

How bad is a visit to an overworked, understaffed emergency room today?

The Purple Solutions Forum invites you to see for yourself with the San Miguel de Allende debut of The Waiting Room: 24 hours, 271 patients, 1 stretched ER… a 2012 documentary, called by the Washington Post one of the year’s top three films and rated “100 percent fresh” by the Rotten Tomatoes film website.

If you have never experienced the frustration of waiting hours, even days, for health care in the world’s richest country, we urge you to see the first-hand reality for yourself in The Waiting Room: 24 hours, 271 patients, 1 stretched ER.

A discussion of the film, the health care crisis, and possible solutions will follow the film, shown at 7pm, Wednesday, November 6 at Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4. Doors open at 6:30pm. 50 pesos.

The Purple Solutions Forum is a non-partisan group dedicated to addressing current issues and finding consensus for progress. Interested members and expert speakers are encouraged to join the “Purple Solutions” Google Group.


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