As Obama tries to get health care reform passed, the national debate about rights to health care are heating up again. According to Dr. Ted Brown, our guest this week, about 22,000 people every year die as a direct result of not being able to afford health care. The number of uninsured people in this country has reached fifty million. What are the solutions being proposed? Why is single payer, or medicare for all, so steadfastly avoided by the political elite, including Obama? What are the forces shaping the public debate? Dr. Ted Brown, a professor of history and community and preventative medicine and medical Humanities at the University of Rochester helps us begin to answer some of these question on this weeks show.
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