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Documentary focuses on health care crisis, plus panel discussion

September 16, 2013

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Health Care will be screened Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, followed by a panel discussion.

Beloit will be among the over 90 locations across the country that will be screening the 2012 award-winning documentary on Sept. 17.

“We’re showing it because we’re concerned about the crisis in American health care,” said Marion Field Fass, professor of biology and health and society at Beloit College, who organized the event.

Fass will moderate the panel discussion featuring Ron Watson, an assistant professor of health and society at Beloit, and Tracy Saladar, RN, CPNP from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing.

“What’s nice about this movie is it not only illustrates the problems in American health care, but it also works on presenting solutions,” Fass said. “With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, we’ll be seeing lots of changes in the health care system and the potential for great improvement in creating an environment that is healthier for all Americans.”

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