We hope Trump and Biden discuss health care in the first presidential debate. We’re medical students who already see it’s chaotic, costly and unequal.
In medical school, we rely on acronyms to summarize critical aspects of complicated topics. We have one such acronym to describe key aspects that we hope our health care system will one day embody: USA — universal, simple, affordable. Today, health care in America meets none of these criteria. Our country is the only industrialized nation that has yet to commit to providing all of its residents access to affordable, quality care.
As medical students in Cleveland and leaders of our school’s health justice organizations, we find it fitting that the first 2020 presidential debate will be hosted on Sept. 29on the Health Education Campus, an education hub