In Human Terms, Ep. 11: “Medicinal Politics”

The healthcare providers I’ve spoken with have one thing in common:

They really love helping people.

And yet, considering how much healthcare providers love to help, healthcare related debt remains the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.

So, how does an occupation that attracts so many do-gooders become the industry that economically hurts individual Americans the most? And does it always have to be this way?

Erick Skaff is a soon-to-be doctor who discusses with my mom and I some of the big issues facing the U.S. healthcare system. Erick would like our listeners to know that all perspectives he shares  are his own and do not reflect either his medical school or his future residency program. With that in mind, let’s jump in, as we discuss the politics of medicine in the United States. 

If you are interested in reading any of the studies mentioned in the episode, please visit Erick Skaff’s Podcast Citations page.