OPEN STACKS | Sickness Unto Death: Dr. David Ansell & Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal

July 30th, 2017

Debates over healthcare rage on as millions of Americans stand to lose coverage should the Affordable Healthcare Act be repealed. This week on Open Stacks, we examine economic, racial and geographic barriers to quality healthcare, and how we got to where we are today.

Chicago-based doctor and activist Dr. David Ansell discusses The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills, which highlights the vast disparities in life expectancy across economic lines.

Then, New York Times health journalist and physician Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal discusses An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.

This episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani Jackson.