Release Date 2009

Money-Driven Medicine

Synopsis /

Money-Driven Medicine takes a provocative and emotionally wrenching look at the American medical marketplace and explores why, when it comes to healthcare, money can’t buy you everything. Inspired by Maggie Mahar’s book, Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Why Health Care Costs So Much, the film explores a medical marketplace where economic rules are turned inside out and high prices will never be tamed by falling sales. Meanwhile, the perverse incentives of a fee-for-service system reward doctors who do more, not less, and patients’ needs are considered last.

Director /

  • Andrew Fredericks

Producers /

  • Alex Gibney
  • Peter Bull

Executive Producers /

  • Julia Coppola
  • J.D. Matonti
  • Walt McConnell, M.D.

Based on the book by /

  • Maggie Mahar