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Healthcare Unmasked (2018) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Frustrated with the high cost of health insurance, small business owner Kim Sertich investigates why the cost is so high for Americans. Stunned by the outcome of her research, she sets out to find viable and affordable alternatives including direct primary care practices, cash-pay surgery centers and health sharing ministries. Can you afford NOT to watch this film?


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  • Frustrated with the high cost of health insurance, small business owner Kim Sertich investigates why the cost is so high for Americans. Stunned by the outcome of her research, she sets out to find viable and affordable alternatives including direct primary care practices, cash-pay surgery centers and health sharing ministries.

    Kim sits down with health care policy experts to find out why health insurance costs have skyrocketed, then talks to doctors to find out how their practices have been affected.

    The film explores the concept of direct primary care and why doctors are leaving traditional practices to open these low-cost membership offices. From there, Kim delves into health sharing ministries and how members as a community pay each others health care costs. She interviews executives with several organizations and sits down with members who have experience in having their health care expenses shared by other members. At the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, the viewer learns how cash-pay surgeries work to the advantage of patients without insurance, with high deductibles and in self-funded insurance plans.

    Kim travels to a free health fair conducted by Healthy Tennessee, which holds clinics in rural areas throughout the state to promote preventative care as a way to lower the cost of health care.

    A physical therapist and pharmacist offer their take on how the insurance industry has changed they way they do business and how they are more involved in cash-pay options for patients.

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