Interview: Dr. Margaret Flowers on Single-Payer Healthcare

Interview: Dr. Margaret Flowers on Single-Payer Healthcare

Dr. Margaret Flowers speaking about health-care reform. Photo source: newmexicoinfocus.org
Dr. Margaret Flowers speaking about health-care reform. Photo source: newmexicoinfocus.org

In this audio interview, Indyreader contributor Stephen Wallace sat down with Dr. Margaret Flowers, a congressional fellow with Physicians for a National Health Program and a pediatrician based in Baltimore, about the problems with the U.S. healthcare system, including "Obamacare," and the need to switch to a "single-payer" system. Here, she explains what single-payer systems are, how they work, and what benefits they offer. She also explains how to bring about such a system in the U.S., which, she states,will require organizing at a grassroots level to "shift the power." 

 

Stephen Wallace

Stephen Wallace is an organizer in Southern Maryland. He is part of the Calvert County chapter of Maryland's Health is a Human Right Campaign. Graduating High School in 2010, he began a vigorous self-study period, frequenting the library. From 2010-12 he attended the College of Southern Maryland, and occasionally attending lectures at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a pupil of theology under a local priest, Ken Phelps, who is also involved in many social justice concerns.