In the third & fourth segments of a four-part series on “Single Payer & COVID-19,” Dr. Margaret Flowers discusses how countries with single payer health systems have responded to the COVID-19 crisis in comparison with the US response. She also describes what a single payer health care system would look like in the US as well as why she transitioned to full-time advocacy after practicing as a pediatrician for 17 years.
More about Dr. Margaret Flowers from her bio on gp.org:
She is an adviser to the board of Physicians for a National Health Program, volunteered as a Congressional Fellow during the health reform process in 2009-10 and is co-chair of the state chapter. She co-founded the Maryland Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, where she serves on the administrative committee and leadership council. Margaret is also the national coordinator of the Health Over Profit for Everyone (HOPE) campaign.
The “Single Payer & COVID-19” series is being produced by HMM correspondent Spencer.