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Vivian Lee’s Long Fix For America’s Healthcare

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Renee Bright
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KUER

With the Supreme Court reviewing another challenge to the Affordable Care Act this past Tuesday, we turn to Dr. Vivian Lee, who says that the problem with our healthcare system isn’t the question of who is paying for what but rather, what we are paying for.

In her book, The Long Fix, Dr. Lee notes that everyone involved with paying for healthcare – from individuals to insurers to the government to employers – pays for too many things that don’t help patients. She says that it’s a practice that is both backward – and dangerous. She’ll join us Friday at 11 a.m. to talk about how to fix the system and how we can all be healthier.

Dr. Vivian S. Lee (@vivianleemd) is an American radiologist, the president of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences and the author of The Long Fix: Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone. [Bookshop|Amazon | Audible]

 

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.