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The financial crisis and healthcare

Chicago Tribune, October 13, 2008

In this opinion piece for the Chicago Tribune, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, says the recent economic upheaval makes healthcare reform more pressing, and makes comprehensive reform—change in the way healthcare is paid for and how care is organized and delivered—more realistic and feasible. Emanuel is chair of the department of bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health.