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Is There a Right to Health Care?
Last Featured: 3/17/2008

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With health care at the top of the domestic policy agenda and the presidential candidates stumping on the issue all across the nation, Justice Talking takes a look at how health care is being handled, from Massachusetts to California. Why has a program that was meant to provide medical care to people in Third-World countries found an increasing need to set up emergency clinics in the United States? We'll also ask whether health care should be seen as a right in this country.

San Francisco's Experiment with Universal Health Care
Reporter Zoe Corneli profiles Healthy San Francisco, a controversial program to give medical care to the city's uninsured.

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Taking Massachusetts' Temperature
Host Margot Adler speaks with health care policy expert John Holahan about the Massachusetts plan and how it has fared over the years.

John Holahan is the director of the Health Policy Research Center at the Urban Institute. Over the last 35 years, he has managed numerous health research projects and authored many books and papers on health policy.

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Debate: Is Health Care a Right?
Host Margot Adler speaks with professors Russell Roberts and Dr. Quentin Young about whether or not Americans have a right to health care.

Russell Roberts is a professor of economics at George Mason University, the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center, and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Professor Roberts' latest book is "The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity," and he also runs the podcast EconTalk.

Dr. Quentin Young is a practicing internist and clinical professor of preventive medicine and community health at the University of Illinois Medical Center. He is the founder and chairman of Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Improving Mental Health Care for Children
Karen Brown reports on a new Massachusetts law that requires pediatricians to screen children for mental health problems.

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Guerilla Health Care
Host Margot Adler speaks with Stan Brock about how his organization provides free care for the uninsured.

Stan Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical, a volunteer organization that works with donated supplies to provide free medical, dental, technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world.

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What About Dental?
Host Margot Adler speaks with professor and pediatric dentist Burton Edelstein about the relationship between dental care and overall health.

Burton Edelstein is a professor of dentistry and health policy at Columbia University, and is a board member of the Children's Dental Health Project.

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