What does access to healthcare mean in a country where coverage isn't guaranteed? This Thanksgiving Day, The Takeaway explores healthcare access in America — what does it mean, who has it, and what does it cost? Here’s what you’ll find in this special episode:
Access to healthcare — what does it mean, who has it, and what does it cost? Nancy Tomes, distinguished professor of history at Stony Brook University and the author of “Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients Into Consumers,” weighs in.
Roughly 50 million Americans live in places where it’s difficult to get routine dental care. Even for those that do, dental pricing and insurance is a complicated web of exceptions, and state laws that can raise barriers to proper care. Journalist Mary Otto traveled around the country to examine the state of American dental care. She wrote about it in her book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America,” a