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Adam Gaffney, physician, writer, public health researcher, and healthcare advocate joins us to discuss the “right to health” in all its manifestations, and the slow crawl of U.S. healthcare toward universalism and single-payer. It’s a broad-ranging discussion, touching on law, human rights, political discourse, and economics.
A brief “lightning” round focuses on the exposure of Facebook’s ethos and healthcare consolidation and concentration, with a brief mention of zombie repeal and replace efforts and the Senate HELP’s September 12th bipartisan exchange stabilization hearing. (Frank was also in the Senate that day, but at a different hearing.)
Adam W. Gaffney is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a staff physician at the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an organization with a longstanding commitment to community health and the health of the underserved. He is author of To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History (Routledge, 2017).