A Hollywood spotlight on the health system.

This funny, satirical short video is beginning to make the rounds on the Internet. Written and directed by Jeremy Dylan Lanni, a friend of Health Access, it showcases a morally challenged doctor, played by Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, thriving in America’s profit-driven health care system.

The point is not that there’s any doctor as crass or over-the-top as Dr. Cash–but how skewed the incentives are in our health system that such motives and practices might even be encouraged. The Affordable Care Act starts to change those incentives, and more need to be done.

I particularly enjoyed the appearance and dialogue by Edie McClurg, reprising the type of character she had in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.