1. When you look at the reasons for it, at least half of this is [because of] heart disease and cancer and things that could be treated. One of the problems with our current system is segregating people by insurance status, which ends up limiting the options of care — especially when you get down to the specialty care that people need.

    — Dr. David Ansell explains why, on the South Side of Chicago, the life expectancy of an African-American male is eight years lower than that of a Caucasian man. On today’s Fresh Air, Ansell talks about caring for and treating the poor and uninsured in Chicago’s Cook County Hospital.

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