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The End Of Insurance?

Andrew Coates On Fixing Our Broken Healthcare System

It’s appalling that one person’s illness would be an opportunity for another to make money. The care of human beings should not be a commodity.

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Last Lecture

Recently I was invited to give a special lecture at the university where I teach. I accepted the invitation though, contrary to what my sons might tell you, I don’t really like to lecture.

Hospital Runs

On my very first hospital run I picked up this long-faced, country white guy who’d survived seven surgeries in the last five years. He looked to be late eighties, all but dead, but friendly in a half-deaf way.

Goodbye, Patriarchy!

It’s like the French Revolution. One by one, prominent men are wheeled out to the guillotine and dispatched. Of course, the present-day “deaths” are metaphorical. Garrison Keillor is still alive, just out of sight. But “Garrison Keillor,” the charming, folksy, self-deprecating Midwestern humorist, is dead.


The Book Of Saints

I want to say that, when I sent my photos to the agency, I was looking only for love, not surgery or money or a visa. But this is only partially true.

Readers Write


Riding with strangers, praying to Mary, looking for fire

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸
One Nation, Indivisible

March 2018

Featuring Ralph Nader, Katy Butler, Krista Bremer, and more.

Political Excerpts From Our Archives ▸
The Dog-Eared Page

The World Of Love

If you are going to deal with the issue of health in the modern world, you are going to have to deal with much absurdity.

A Classic from the Bookshelf ▸


Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

World Health Organization

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