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B’nai Sholom to Screen “The Healthcare Movie”

Is health care a human right or a way to maximize profits?

 B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will host two screenings of “The Healthcare Movie,” an hour-long look at the development of the contrasting American and Canadian health care systems, and a discussion led by Dr. Richard Propp and attorney Steven Klein.

 “The Healthcare Movie” will be shown Saturday, December 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, at 10:45 a.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, N.Y. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

 “The Healthcare Movie” is a serious, entertaining documentary that compares the development of American and Canadian health care. Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, the film examines how the two systems ended up in such different places.

According to Dr. Propp, “In Canada, health care is regarded as a human right and treated as a responsibility of the government to be provided to every citizen. In the U.S., health care is operated as a profit-making commodity.”

 The screenings are sponsored by B’nai Sholom and the Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare. Co-sponsors are the Albany Medical College Student Physicians for a National Health Program, Single Payer New York, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, Capital District Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and the Albany County League of Women Voters.

 For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or e-mail office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

 Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region. Nearly 160 diverse households from six counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.

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