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David Himmelstein
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Length: 5:08

Did you know that there are currently 43 million people in the United States without health insurance? This topic of growing national concern was the main focus of the 9th Health Policy Institute, held at the SIU School of Law. This year's noted guest speaker, Dr. David Himmelstein is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a leader in the movement for universal healthcare. Himmelstein's ideas have been called radical, but he says he is a great believer in democracy and knows our country is no stranger to radical change. His program would benefit the majority of U.S. citizens, and he is hopeful that the people of Illinois will turn the tide in this uphill battle against corporate medicine.

Topic keywords: health care
Link To video segment: Episode: 226