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A New Way To Approach Health Care And Worker Health

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Healthcare reform has been a hotly-debated topic for decades. The United States spends about twice as much on healthcare than any other wealthy country in the world, but American health outcomes are worse.

Dr. Nortin Hadler and Stephen Carter have released a pamphlet called “Promoting Worker Health: A New Approach To Employee Benefits For The Twenty-First Century” (UNC Press/2018). It lays out a new way to administer health care, which combines insurance for illness, injury, disability and death.

Dr. Hadler is an emeritus professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joins host Frank Stasio to explain the “universal workers’ compensation model” and why he thinks it is a better way to approach healthcare.

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.