Dr. Elinor Christiansen, a member of Physicians for a National Health Plan and president of Health Care for All Colorado, discusses the U.S. health care crisis and proposes a simple solution to make comprehensive health care accessible and affordable to all.
Dr. Elinor Christiansen
Elinor Christiansen has been a member of the American Medical Women's Association since 1955 when she earned her MD from Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (now known as MCP-HU).
Her diverse medical career has involved a private practice in general practice in Ohio; maternal and child health in the inner city clinics of Denver, CO; School Health for Denver Public Schools; college health at Colorado Women's College for 2 years; and 18 years at University of Denver Student Health Service where she was a staff physician and also medical director the last 9 years. She was also part of the clinical faculty in Family Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Medical Director and staff physician at Columbine Family Health Center.
Dr. Elinor Christiansen, former President of the American Medical Women's Association, rebuts the argument that a national health program would result in longer wait times for Americans in need of medical care.
Elinor is very clearly explaining what is wrong with our health care system. But not only that - she is very clear about some of the things that others are unwilling to bring up.
It takes courage to say that the insurance companies should be abolished or that we definitely need national health insurance.
I used to be for the laissez-faire or pure-market driven health care until I did more reading and realized that there is no place for profits in health care.
Universal health care insurance is the only viable option with some place for private entities.
Thanks Elinor for the great video.
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