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A documentary about healthcare in America


When: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th 7:30 - 9pm

Where: Beth Israel’s Philips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East @ 14th Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Join us for a screening and discussion of REMOTE AREA MEDICAL, a documentary about providing free health care to Americans who have gone without care, often for years. The film tells the story of a 3-day clinic held in the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, affording an insider's perspective from the tense 3:30AM ticket distribution that determines who gets seen, to the risky means some patients resort to for pain relief. Meet a doctor who drives an 18 wheeler, a denture maker who moonlights as a jeweler, and RAM's founder, Stan Brock, who first imagined the organization while living in the Amazon rainforest, hundreds of miles from the nearest doctor. The stories of patients sleeping in cars, desperate for medical care, create a lasting impression of the state of health care in America, even after the passage of the ACA.

"First rate. Anyone who believes that everyone in America can get the medical care they need by going to an emergency room should be forced to watch Remote Area Medical with their eyes in the kind of vise Kubrick applied to Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange.”
- Amy Taubin, Artforum

“Its most powerful scene, in which volunteer coordinators attempt to distribute 500 entry tickets to the thousands who have been waiting for days, plays out less like an issue doc than an outright horror film, a vision of the apocalypse happening in our backyard.”
Calum Marsh, The Village Voice


All PNHP NY Metro events are free and open to the public.

Join Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) for a  "SNaHPpy" hour drink after the event! Pete’s Tavern, 129 East 18th Street.


Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 19,000 members and 40 chapters across the United States.

Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 50 million Americans who have none.

Our members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs ground breaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.

PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.