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The fight to rescue American health care topic of upcoming screening

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Award-winning documentary will be shown at universities across the country on Sept. 17

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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Health Care will be shown on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall on the Beloit College campus, 700 College St.

Beloit will be among the over 90 locations across the country that will be screening the 2012 award-winning documentary, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and had its world television premiere on CNN in March, on Sept. 17 as requested by the developers of the film.

“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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