1. Paul Farmer, “This I Believe.”

    (Source: youtube.com)

  2. paul farmer

    this i believe

    health care

    human rights

    public health

  1. There’s a misunderstanding that if you just go to the E.R., that’s healthcare. It’s not. … And I don’t think the public or politicians really understand that. I think the last health reform attempt which is being bandied about — we don’t know what’s going to happen — is likely to fall short with regards to equity.

    — Dr. David Ansell on how the current payment system drives health care inequalities.

  2. david ansell

    health care

    health insurance

    health reform

    county

    medicine

  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.

  2. health insurance

    david ansell

    health care

    county

    race

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    inequality

  1. Today: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of Dr. David Ansell, who treated the uninsured in Chicago for 17 years.

    Today: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of Dr. David Ansell, who treated the uninsured in Chicago for 17 years.

  2. public health

    health care

    chicago

    medicine

  1. Source: CDC
Tomorrow: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of an inner city Chicago hospital, where most of the patients are uninsured. View in High-Res

    Source: CDC

    Tomorrow: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of an inner city Chicago hospital, where most of the patients are uninsured.

  2. health insurance

    medicine

    sociology

    health care

    united states

    cdc

  1. Tomorrow: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of an inner city Chicago hospital. We speak with Dr. David Ansell, whose experiences treating patients at Chicago’s public Cook County Hospital make a strong case for national health care reform.


chicago — (by Melody Kramer)

    Tomorrow: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of an inner city Chicago hospital. We speak with Dr. David Ansell, whose experiences treating patients at Chicago’s public Cook County Hospital make a strong case for national health care reform.

    chicago — (by Melody Kramer)

  2. david ansell

    county

    chicago

    medicine

    public health

    health care

    sociology

    1970s

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