My articles have appeared (either in print or online) in the Washington Post, Guardian US, New Republic, Los Angeles Review of Books, Fortune, USA Today, Salon, CNN.comDissent, US News & World Report, Jacobin, In These Times, and elsewhere.  Here are some selected pieces:


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Charlie Gard’s case is tragic. But it’s not a warning about public health care,” July 24, 2017 (PostEverything).

Single-payer won’t pass now. But its popularity proves our morals are changing,” September 13, 2017 (PostEverything).

I’m a doctor. I want you to live and thrive. So I want semiautomatic guns banned,” October 4, 2017 (PostEverything).

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How Medical Bills Harm Us All,” June 6, 2017 (review of Elisabeth Rosenthal’s An American Sickness).

The Devastating Effects of Dental Inequality in America,” May 25, 2017 (review of Mary Otto’s Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America).  

Does an Octopus Have an Inner Life?” February 9, 2017 (review of
Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness)

How ADHD Was Sold,” September 23, 2016 (review of ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic, by Alan Schwarz).

The Dawn of Antidepressants,” June 16, 2016 (review of Ordinarily WellThe Case for Antidepresssants by Peter Kramer).

How Liberals Tried to Kill the Dream of Single-Payer,” March 8, 2016.

Need Surgery, Will Travel,” January 13, 2016 (review of Outpatients by Sasha Issenberg).


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Trumpcare is like a vampire, set on sinking its teeth into the poor,” June 23, 2017.

The US Healthcare System is at a dramatic fork in the road,” May 25, 2017.

Trumpcare is dead. May it forever stay in its shallow grave,” March 27, 2017.

Republicans call kicking millions off their healthcare ‘freedom’? That’s perverse,” March 14, 2017.


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Is the Path to Racial Health Equity Paved with “Reparations”? The Politics of Health, Part II,” March 7, 2016 (review of Dayna Bowen Matthew’s Just Medicine and Damon Tweedy’s Black Man in a White Coat).

The Politics of Health,” October 26, 2015 (review of Beyond Obamacare by James House).


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Obamacare’s Original Sin,” February 15, 2017.

Saving the NHS,” April 26, 2016.

What Obamacare Can’t Do,” February 11, 2016.

How Class Kills,” November 8, 2015.

Just Another Business,” October 21, 2015 (review of Cinemax’s The Knick).


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Baltimore’s secret history of death,” May 6, 2015.