More Talk Radio on 09/20/10
Medicare: Threats, financial status, the significance of the Medicare Advantage program, and improved Medicare for all - single-payer national health insurance.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Oliver Fein of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Dr. Oliver Fein is president of Physicians for a National Health Program , an organization of more than 17,000 doctors who advocate for single-payer Medicare for all. A general internist who is active in clinical practice, he is also professor of clinical medicine and clinical public health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he serves as associate dean responsible for the Office of Affiliations and the Office of Global Health Education. Dr. Fein has advocated for an expanded role for primary care, for academic health centers in urban health care delivery systems, and for national health system reform. He was Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow during 1993-1994, when he worked in the office of Senate Democratic Majority Leader George Mitchell. He spent 17 years at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center developing community-based ambulatory care practices and the Division of General Medicine. He is chair of the New York City chapter of PNHP and immediate past vice president of the American Public Health Association.