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Dr. Dickman, an internist and health policy researcher, is the medical director for primary care at Planned Parenthood South Texas and a member of the Lancet Commission on US Public Policy and Health. His research focuses on inequality, reproductive health, substance use, and incarceration. Dr. Dickman received his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF
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Traces the decades of policy failures that preceded and fueled Trump’s ascent and left the USA lagging behind other high-income nations on life expectancy. Warns that a return to pre-Trump era policies is not enough to protect health. Finds sweeping reforms are needed to redress long-standing racism, weakened social and health safety nets that have deepened inequality, and calls on the important role of health professionals in advocating for health care reform in the USA.
Discusses studies of systematic reviews and meta-analysis to assess differences in risk-adjusted mortality rates between for-profit (FP) and not-for-profit (NFP) hemodialysis facilities.
Explores whether the health spending slowdown affected all income groups equally, by dividing the population into income quintiles. Assesses trends in health expenditures by and on behalf of people in each quintile using twenty-two national surveys carried out between 1963 and 2012.
Focuses on how the health-care system, which could reduce income-based disparities in health, instead often exacerbates them.