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“Bitter Pill” Screening – Vivek Palavali (Grand Rapids)

October 23, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Join us for a screening of “Bitter Pill: America and Healthcare in America” a new documentary by Dr. Vivek Palavali. Following the film Dr. Palavali will be available for questions and discussion.

The United States of America is the only developed nation that does not guarantee decent healthcare to all of its citizens. When it comes to the wellbeing of its people, the wealthiest democracy in the world that is supposed to be by the people, of the people and for the people has failed to be for all the people of the nation. In spite of spending the highest for healthcare in the world, millions of Americans lack affordable, quality healthcare. Healthcare in America is in critical condition, and deteriorating by the day.

Dr. Palavali dissect’s America’s medical industry, to diagnose the root cause that is destroying the healthcare delivery, in doing so he came across the deep-rooted cancer that is responsible for the illness. As America desperately seeks the right prescription to cure the ailing field of medicine and provide affordable quality healthcare to all, it stands at the cross roads of two profound socioeconomic philosophical choices. The fundamental choice it has to make is the bitter pill. Unless the nation accepts that bitter medicine and chooses the right path, the present course is certain to lead American healthcare to a dead end.

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Vivek Palavali, MD

Dr. Palavali is a brain surgeon and author of the book, A Mindful Life: A Brain Surgeon's Personal Experiences and Philosophical Reflections on Living Life Fully. He also is the producer of the film Creator of God: A Brain Surgeon’s Story and most recently Bitter Pill: America and Healthcarein America. Born in India, Dr. Palavali migrated to the United States in 1986. Trained as a neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago. Since he was a teenager, he has been on a global journey to find an answers to the big questions. The story of his travels is presented in, Creator of God: A Brain Surgeon's Story, which won the Best Documentary Film Award at the Pasadena Film Festival and at the Ferndale Film Festival in 2009. His new documentary "Bitter Pill' was nominated for a 2013 Emmy Award by the NATAS Michigan Chapter.