Why is Now the Time?
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.
NOW IS THE TIME is a feature length film, with a run time of 71 minutes.
There is also a condensed version, 35 minutes in length.
On December 2, 2015, we decided we wanted to make NOW IS THE TIME as a follow-up to our previous documentary, The Healthcare Movie (2011) which was two years in the making. Here we are, nine months later, giving “birth” to this new feature film with the goal of having it ready in time to influence the results of national and state level efforts to bring Single Payer healthcare to America! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
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.