Thursday, July 23, 2009

Your Call 072309 Are we ready for universal health coverage?

Are we ready for universal health coverage? On the next Your Call we discuss the status of the health care reform effort. President Obama's Wednesday evening press conference is his attempt to reinvigorate a wavering Congress. But what happens if everyone gets a health insurance card? Are there enough primary care doctors? Would more healthcare mean better outcomes for patients? We'll speak with Anthony Iton, director of the Alameda County Public Health Department, and take your calls. Send us an email at or join us live at 11 a.m. How do we get from better healthcare to better health? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Anthony Iton in San Francisco
Director and health officer of the Alameda County Public Health Department. Iton appeared in "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?," a four-part PBS series about how social factors - economic status, race, neighborhood conditions - can be more powerful predictors of health and life expectancy than biology or even smoking.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In Sweden there are sattilite clinics for the zone you live in. This takes the load off the main hospitalswhich can deal better with serious medical cases. I am in my 70ties and in good healthand have a health control oncea year. there are many of us as healthy which leaves room for the many uninsured. The problem with doctors is they have minimal knowledge of preventive health care. Many people just need to be told to change their diet and the help doing this and exercise should be part of the health care system. For most it is unafordable.Pills seem always to be the solution to health problems as far as Doctors are concerned.