Free Film at Portland Library Examines Benefits of Single Payer Healthcare


Now Is The Time is a feature length film with a running time of 71 minutes.

Date/Time: Tues., June 6, 5:30pm

Place: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library

Admission: Free

The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls show that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the US Congress not yet passed - or even considered - such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.