These are by far not the only documentaries (or even feature films) about the U.S. healthcare system, but they're the ones we know best and which you can watch for free or a minor cost on the Internet. One - American Healthcare: A Trillion Dollar Scandal - will be released in December, but we include it because Sue and DUH are mentioned in it and are shamelessly promoting it!
THE AMERICAN MERCY PLAYS
Multi-talented actor, playwright, and dedicated healthcare activist Michael Milligan has written and performs these one-man plays that tell the stories of two very different men and how the American healthcare system affects their lives. Michael is currently touring with both plays and will be at the Greenhouse Theatre in Chicago from Sept. 7 - October 8.
Like many of us who work to push NIMA forward, Michael has medical issues himself and lacks the kind of insurance that would provide the care he may need. In his commitment to reaching an audience both inside and outside our usual "tent," he only charges "pay what you want" admission to his plays. PLEASE click here to donate so he has the money to A) live and B) travel to more places with these amazing works.
Though we highly recommend seeing the live performances, Michael has also generously made Mercy Killers available to watch on YouTube for free. We hope that after watching it, you'll donate at least what you'd pay to see a movie!
Ever since the 2016 election cycle started and the corporate media became shills for Clinton and Trump, we’ve been looking to the Internet for diverse progressive voices to provide facts and commentary about Bernie and other progressive candidates. In addition to the “pros” at The Young Turks, DemocracyNow, and the like, there must be thousands of “amateurs,” though many have professional experience, who face their webcams, cell phones, and tablets every day to share their insights and reactions with the world.
As you know if you’ve been following DUH, we believe that if we want to see the People’s Revolution rise up and succeed in transforming our country, ALL social justice forces must support each others’ work. To that end, this page is dedicated to vloggers we discover on the Internet and admire. While DUH has no money to pay these artists for their videos, its our hope that both DUH and the vloggers will benefit from more people visiting the site and viewing the videos — maybe some of you will even be inspired to donate so we can all keep doing the work!
AT HOME ACTIVISM – Darcy Lindzon
Darcy is a Renaissance man -- an actor, producer, activist, and video game producer from New Brunswick, Canada. He’s appeared on TV (Haven, Trailer Park Boys, and Nikita, to name a few). His producing credits include the critically acclaimed Bathroom by Emily Taylor, and his “laugh out loud funny” one-man show, Kitchen. Darcy is also proud to have produced Lord of Chaos, “a cinematic visualization of the traumatic monster that lives within,” inspired by the experiences of soldiers returning from war.
DUH loves him for his GREAT collection of videos about Bernie and for his unique (and Canadian!) but very true take on healthcare. To see more of Darcy's videos, visit and subscribe to his YouTube channel.
THE HUMANIST REPORT - Mike Figueredo
Mike Figueredo is the founder and host of The Humanist Report which features his progressive commentary on a variety of issues, including, of course, single-payer healthcare. He is also a political scientist, currently working on his PhD. DUH applauds him for his goal of drawing his own genration -- millenials -- to politics by "dissecting political stories in a manner that will be concise and entertaining in order to capture the attention of non-political people too." You can watch or listen to The Humanist Report for free on YouTube, iTunes, Soundcloud, or at the website.
We also have some videos of some of the discussions during our Drive tours. This is Sue, Laurie, and Bob Sissler speaking in Springfield, IL at the end of the East Coast Tour in 2013. The question Sue was asked was about how to counteract the attack by Republicans on the ACA.
Healthcare Justice March
To see videos of the speakers at the HJM, go to our YouTube channel, Here is Dr. Louis Klein, providing his report on dealing with insurance company denials.