Health Care

Next Avenue articles compare Medicare to health care abroad and offers what Trump’s Medicare proposals many mean. The  National Council on Aging offers negative and positive impact to Medicare from the budget just passed.

NDTV Food

Conclusion to the New Yorker article titled “Is Health Care A Right?” Dr. Atul Gawande explores 2 competing sets of values surrounding the health care debate. Americans want to reward work, ingenuity, self-reliance. And we also want to protect the weak and the vulnerable.


MPR News

Dr. Atul Gawande explores two competing sets of values surrounding the health care debate. Americans want to reward work, ingenuity, self-reliance. And we also want to protect the weak and the vulnerable. Published in the October 2, 2017 New Yorker, and titled "Is Health Care A Right?"


Time Goes By

Ageism is alive and well in the health care industry as reported in the New York Times and Next Avenue. Misdiagnosis, under-treatment and over-treatment, profiling older patients and unfortunately simple prejudice are all aspects of age can be a factor in getting proper treatment.


This week’s program offers the conclusion to Ezekiel Emanuel’s article “ Why I Want to Die at 75” and a rebuttal by LA Times reporter Michael Hiltzik, “Why Ezekiel Emanuel is wrong to 'hope' for death at 75”

As healthcare becomes more expensive and resources become more unequally distributed, crowdfunding may become the insurer of last resort. Using social media as a way to pay for health care turns it into a popularity contest.

A look at the winners and losers from passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.