We continue our series with a discussion about health as a component of the social contract. We take a step back from the hyper-partisan political debate around health care and instead explore whether there are ways to reimagine and reframe a social contract of health that challenges the status quo, adopts new tools for substantive change, and invites new voices and perspectives to the table. We hear from Lisa Costello, a pediatrician, internist, and assistant professor of medicine; Rebecca Onie, Co-Founder and CEO Emerita of Health Leads; and Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment.
For additional information on the issues we briefly examine, we recommend the following resources:
- Atul Gawande, Is Health Care a Right?, New Yorker (Oct. 2, 2017), https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/02/is-health-care-a-right.
- Editorial Board, Renew Federal Funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program, Newsday (Dec. 19, 2017), https://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/chip-future-1.15524256.
- Al-Rasheed Benton, et al., Inaction on CHIP Puts WV Children at Risk, Herald-Dispatch (Jan. 2, 2018), http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/inaction-on-chip-puts-wv-children-at-risk/article_b3293341-7807-5ed7-92b7-304b8c1edbbd.html.
- Sandhya Somashekhar, et al., Americans Watch a Health-Care Bill That Could Upend Many Lives Again, Wash. Post (June 29, 2017), https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/americans-watch-a-health-care-bill-that-could-upend-many-lives-again/2017/06/29/29ba6542-5b4e-11e7-a9f6-7c3296387341_story.html?utm_term=.ed239cbe9977.
- Rebecca Onie, What If Our Healthcare System Kept Us Healthy?, TED (April 2012), https://www.ted.com/talks/rebecca_onie_what_if_our_healthcare_system_kept_us_healthy.
- Anthony Iton, Opioid Crisis is Only a Symptom of Deadly Epidemic, Sacramento Bee (Dec. 14, 2017), http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article189630399.html.
This episode was produced by Mareva Lindo.
Thanks to Doctor Turtle for the music:
"Lullaby for Democracy" (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/The_Double-Down_Two-Step/lullaby_for_democracy)
"Go Tell It On the Molehill" (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/Flush_Your_Rolex_1416/go_tell_it_on_the_molehill_2)