We have discussed, in depth, the role of inefficient healthcare spending in healthcare delivery as well as the impact of health disparities in the COVID-19 response. Ed Young, staff writer of the Atlantic explains how historical negligence can lead to gross failures in our public health response.
This week I’d like for you to listen to this 25 min NPR podcast on Code Switch called the United States’ Preexisting Condition.
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/25/905846282/the-unite… (Links to an external site.)
What did you learn? How does employee based insurance plans contribute to health inequities? What role does our government and state play in a pandemic response? What could have been done better? What role does the community play in making sure that public health goals are met? How has ‘normal’ failed us?