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What if the whole US healthcare system could be put into perspective by how we treat one disease?
David Krissman tells the story and lessons of America’s only experiment with universal healthcare. Since 1972, the US government has guaranteed healthcare coverage for people with kidney failure. While the program has been a life raft for millions of patients who have needed dialysis, in many ways our treatment of kidney failure has been a cautionary tale. Understanding the lessons of this story not only provides a path for better kidney care, but a powerful framework for fixing healthcare in our system as a whole.
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