Dr. David Ansell: “Four more stops on the blue line and life expectancy plummets”

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills author Dr. David Ansell explains to John why a patient in Garfield Park would fare much worse than one on Michigan Avenue. Dr. Ansell is also the senior vice president for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center. He tells John what specific sicknesses are prevalent, depending on geographic location. Listen now >

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The John Williams Show Full Podcast 10.04.17: Las Vegas shooting, Chicago Cubs, “The Death Gap,” Logan Center for the Arts

John continues research on the man who killed 59 people, and injured 527, Sunday night in Las Vegas. Then, he finds out how you and I can get tickets to the Cubs playoffs games with Chicago Cubs Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs Julian Green. Dr. David Ansell tells John about the life expectancy gap based on geographic location. Then, John asks you for your interpretation of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s response to a report that he called President Trump a ...

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I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.

By David A. Ansell, M.D. Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my attention when a local religious group held a hunger strike advocating transplant access for Sarai and other uninsured patients. When she died, her congregation ...

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Local leaders say people must leave comfort zones to build peace

By Michelle Martin | Chicago Catholic The key to building peaceful communities, speakers at a Catholic Charities event suggested, is to actually live as though everyone in the Chicago area is part of one community. Dr. David Ansell, senior vice president for community health equity at Rush University Medical Center, spoke of the disparities in health care in Chicago. Ansell previously practiced at Cook County (now Stroger) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Read the full article >

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Commentary: I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer health care.

By David A. Ansell Sarai was 25 when she died of Wilson's disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai's plight was brought to my attention when a local religious group held a hunger strike advocating transplant access for Sarai and other uninsured patients. When she died, her congregation marched seven miles, ...

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Senator Bernie Sanders

American doctors are sick and tired of our inefficient, wasteful, dysfunctional health care system. They want Medicare for all. pic.twitter.com/3QQwFlzf85 — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 13, 2017

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I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.

The Washington Post | David A. Ansell Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my attention when a local religious group held a hunger strike advocating transplant access for Sarai and other uninsured patients. When she died, her ...

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Trump calls single-payer ‘a curse’—here’s what data from other countries actually show

CNBC | Ester Bloom | 10:34 AM ET Fri, 15 Sept 2017 A group of 17 Senators led by Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill calling for "Medicare for All" this week, a position supported by over 50 percent of Americans, according to an Economist/YouGuv poll from this year. With the Trump Administration and the Republicans in Congress opposed, it's unlikely to advance, but top officials have nonetheless come out firmly against the idea. That's despite the fact that increased government ...

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Author David Ansell Exposes Inequality’s Deadly Influence

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 |by Martha Jablow, special to AAMCNews Drawing on a four-decade career of practicing medicine in Chicago, David A. Ansell, MD, MPH, has written The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills, an indictment of economic inequality and its impact on health. The book was published in May by the University of Chicago Press. Ansell is professor of medicine at Rush Medical College, senior vice president for community health equity at Rush University Medical Center, and ...

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Author of “The Death Gap” explains how where you live impacts your life expectancy

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills (2017: University of Chicago Press), is written by David Ansell, MD, SVP for Community Health at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. “Inequality is a disease,” says Ansell, “and we need to treat and eradicate it as we would any major illness.” To do so, he outlines a vision that will provide the foundation for a healthier nation for all. David believes basic health care should be available to all individuals, a right similar to basic educat...

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