Now's the Time


Now’s the Time: Beyond Obamacare
Introducing HCAO’s new Sponsored Project: a new film from the producers of The Healthcare Movie.

Now that Obamacare has been implemented, we've all seen enough to know that the insurance-based healthcare system fails many Americans. Some important topical films like Escape Fire, Waiting Room and, recently, Fix It have emerged. They all add to the public’s awareness about issues that continue to impact healthcare in America.

Since releasing The Healthcare Movie, the filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg have often been asked if they planned to make a sequel. If they were to do so, Terry and Laurie wanted to make a film that would contribute to forwarding the movement from an as yet unexplored perspective. After due consideration, they decided to focus on what’s currently being done in the United States to bring about health equality both at the federal level and in many states—work that often goes unreported in the media.

Now’s the Time: Beyond Obamacare explores the aftermath of Obamacare’s implementation through interviews, animations and exposé. This new documentary film tslls the story of the drama, struggle, and success of the movement towards health care equity. It will lift the fog of resignation and inspire viewers to action.

Visit the Now's the Time website for more information.

Now's the Time!

The new video from Laurie and Terry (producers of The Health Care Movie) is now available. 
They are presently scheduling showings!  Contact them HERE, if interested.

Watch the Trailer

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Please let Lee Mercer know as well, so we can coordinate Oregon showings...

HCAO is helping to sponsor production of this film.  If you would like to support this project and help ensure wide distribution of the film, you may click here to make a tax-deductible contribution.


Local Screenings

We are showing Now Is the Time at the Eagle Point Library from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on 7/8/17, 7/9/17 and 7/18/17. Contact Mary Thomas and Gemma Marlia-Johnson HCAO Southern Oregon

HCAO Eugene: screening Now is the Time on Sunday, August 13, noon, at Unity of the Valley Church in Eugene. Contact

Tillamook Democrats: screening Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody on Saturday September 16, 6 p.m. Nehalem State Park Meeting Hall, Nehalem.  Free. Contact Annie Naranjo-Rivera.

Tillamook Democrats: screening Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody on Sunday September 17, 2 p.m. at Aldercroft Hall, Tillamook. Free. Contact Annie Naranjo-Rivera.

HCAO Josephine County: screening Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody on Thursday October 12, 6:30 p.m. 129 NW E St in Grants Pass. Free.  Contact Jerry Reed.

HCAO Bend: screening Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody on Thursday October 19, 6 p.m. at the Redmond Public Library. Free. ContactDave Stranahan.

HCAO Clackamas screening Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody on Sunday, October 22, 6 p.m. at Lake Theater, 106 N State St in Lake Oswego. Donation. Contact Gary Sinnen.

HCAO Rogue Valley: League of Women Voters Medford: screening Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody on Sunday November 19, 6:30 p.m. at RCC Building in Medford. Free. Contact Lauri Hoagland.


Film outlines how to overcome powerful elite

Letter to the La Grande Observer
by Cheryl Simpson, La Grande
May 29, 2017
Shouts of “health care for all people” were heard loud and clear at Walden’s town hall meetings in Baker City, Elgin and Wallowa earlier this month.

Now is The Time Film Proposes a Timely Replacement for Obamacare

The Lund Report, February 8, 2017

When former Oregon-resident filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg began shooting Now is the Time- Healthcare for Everybody, they had no idea the U.S. healthcare system was about to be thrown into disarray by the new administration’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially causing millions of Americans to lose their healthcare access. But the threat of impending major changes to the healthcare system makes their film even more timely.

Photos from 2017 screenings