I have a review/essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books today. It’s the second part of the “Politics of Health.” The first part mainly dealt with health inequalities by class, whereas this part deals with health inequalities by race. I review two recent books: Dayna Bowen Matthew’s Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Medicine and Damon Tweedy’s Black Man in a White Coat.
“Good health — like wealth — does not trickle down the economic ladder” … My article on health inequality and a disturbing recent study online in Jacobin.
I wrote a review/essay on James House’s “Beyond Obamacare” for LA Review of Books available here.
Racism mars the history of health care in America. For years, black patients were relegated to separate — and appallingly unequal — hospitals and wards. Many were simply denied medical attention, either “dumped” into the care of other facilities or turned away at the hospital door … An Op-Ed by me and Vijay Das of Public Citizen at CNN.com today.
My article on Baltimore, Freddie Gray, and the lethality of health inequalities in Salon.