June 18 2021
The pandemic has intensified the deep and longstanding failures of the U.S. health care system. For years, care in America has been inaccessible, inequitable, and failing in primary care and mental health for many people. Covid-19 illuminated these issues for many Americans for the first time.
Dr. Shantanu Nundy talks about how people are ultimately responsible for their own health and need greater agency in directing their own care. The lack of progress, entrenched paternalism, and learned helplessness that has pervaded the health care system for years has now changed due to the pandemic.