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Reviews for Money and Medicine

We here at Public Policy Productions can finally express our gratitude to individuals across the country for having seen and reviewed Money and Medicine.

And today, we can share some of the several glowing ones with you here.


“An excellent and thoughtful treatment of this important subject. Money and Medicine deserves the widest possible exposure because it explains clearly why our health system is so expensive and inefficient, and shows what needs to be done about it. I hope this engrossing film enjoys the popular success it should have. It could verly likely help to create public support for the reforms we need.”

— Dr. Arnold S. Relman, Former Editor, New England Journal of Medicine,
Author, A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Health Care

“Money and Medicine should be required viewing for every patient, physician, and politician. It thoughtfully describes what ails American healthcare and highlights the tremendous opportunities to make it well, and to do more with less. I will use it in my classes.”

— Amitabh Chandra, Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

“How long should a life be prolonged by medical technology? A powerful and timely documentary, Money and Medicine takes on this difficult subject.”

— San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

“Money and Medicine is a powerfully insightful view of the challenges that result from a medical system that profits from disease care. We can’t move forward until we recognize these current economic barriers. This film
offers a mirror for a medical system that is in need of self-reflection towards recognizing dysfunctional habits. It offers opportunities for change towards a new path that has health as its primary intent.”

— Dr. David Rakel, Founder and Director, Integrative Medicine Program, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin

“A fascinating documentary. By contrasting two very different health care systems—UCLA and Intermountain in Utah—Roger Weisberg brilliantly illustrates the dedication of health care practitioners, ethical dilemmas facing patients and doctors, and the fundamental fiscal and clinical challenges facing our U.S. health care system.”

— Dr. Jonathan Skinner, Professor of Economics, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Dartmouth College

“…excellent description of some of the big issues in modern medicine. Money and Medicine hits the mark.”

— Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD, Director, Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center Medical

“Honest, hard-hitting discussion of a topic critical for all Americans. These are highly qualified experts with on-the-ground experience and a comprehensive view of what needs to be done to save healthcare.”

— John Griffith, Professor Emeritus, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Author, The Well-Managed Health Care Organization

“Money & Medicine is smashing. Every American needs to watch this video.”

— Tom Emerick, Chief Strategy Officer, Laurus Strategies

“I think this film is terrific! You’ve taken a subject that can be so complicated and explained so effectively. It’s also great because you don’t just illuminate the problem but demonstrate that there is an alternative to the way the U.S. has come to (over)practice medicine. Thank you for letting me see it. You’ve created a very persuasive aid for people working for health care reform. Bravo!”

— Julie Salamon, Author, Hospital

“A hard hitting, thoughtful documentary … It addresses challenging ethical, financial, professional, and human issues with appropriate nuance and stark frankness…Poignantly illustrated are major differences in medical economics comparing approaches of two major health systems to identical issues. This documentary belongs in every medical school curriculum and should be viewed by health professionals who are concerned about runaway costs across the US.”

— Dr. Victor Sierpina, Professor of Integrative Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Texas

“It may be only “a small step forward” toward rational health care, but beautifully executed. Congratulations.”

— Dr. Nortin M. Handler, Author, Worried Sick Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“I think that you nicely balanced the stories in your documentary. It’s a good film that should help to provoke the sort of healthy public discussion that we need. I would like to screen it with the UCLA and Santa Monica ethics committees.”

— Dr. Neil Wenger, Chair, Ethics Committee, UCLA Medical Center

“Big congrats on the movie. you did a superb job. It was obviously fair, as well as sympathetic about the huge challenges that are out there. At the same time, you made your larger points loud and clear; I don’t think it’s unreasonable to hope that the film will really get lots of people thinking.

— Dr. Jerome Hoffman, Professor Emeritus, Emergency Medicine, UCLA Medical Center