Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare Reform’

Amanda Bennett, Brad Fay

June 13 . 2012

The Cost of Hope is Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett’s moving, eye-opening, and beautifully written memoir—a love story of two unusual people, deeply devoted, complex marriage  and finally, Bennett’s quest to save her husband’s life. Then Brad Fay tells why real relationships rule in a digital marketplace in The Face-to-Face Book.

Hogan Gorman

March 6 . 2012

Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, Hogan Gorman’s Hot Cripple is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system.


Dr. Douglas Perednia, Patricia Churchland

April 27 . 2011

According to Dr. Doug Perednia, a healthcare expert and author of Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine, if elected representatives had acted in good faith and in the interests of the nation, it would have been possible to rebuild our healthcare system in a manner that would have withstood the test of time.  Later, in Braintrust,  Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the “neurobiological platform of bonding” that, modified by evolutionary pressures and cultural values, has led to human styles of moral behavior.

Dr. Joanne Lynn

February 4 . 2011

Prominent geriatrician and bioethicist Dr. Joanne Lynn discusses why the claim of ‘death panels’ is returning to pollute the debate over healthcare reform.  She will also explain why dealing with real cost control at the end of life is vital to fixing major deficiencies in the healthcare system.”