Acclaimed documentary goes inside America's broken healthcare system

Apr 8, 2013

Filmed at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, “The Waiting Room” documentary tells stories of how an American public hospital struggles to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
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The documentary “The Waiting Room” takes viewers inside a public hospital in Oakland, California. The powerful film captures the struggles of both health care workers and patients in a system that is broken and stretched to its limits. It also shows how public hospitals can become more than just places to receive medical care.

Bill Hirsch, the executive producer of the 2012 documentary, discusses the making of  the film and issues behind American’s public hospitals.