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Where Do You Go Without Health Insurance? Dr. Ricardo Nuila Explores This in His Book “The People’s Hospital”

The physician and writer shares his experiences from practicing in public healthcare.



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Dr. Ricardo Nuila joins us to discuss his book The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine, which follows five uninsured Houstonians each denied access to care until they come across a hospital in Houston where genuine care comes first.

From his experiences as a physician at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, the hospital featured in his book, Dr. Nuila discusses his experiences in public healthcare as well as how Ben Taub provides a safety net to uninsured patients.

Dr. Nuila also shares his thoughts on the failings of American's healthcare system, due to its overcomplicated nature, high costs, and failure to adequately address the needs of those who don't have insurance.

Plus, we hear from Christian Garza, a patient featured in The People's Hospital. He shares his experience of struggling to find coverage while dealing with debilitating knee pain and later kidney disease, which led him to seeking care at Ben Taub Hospital.



Dr. Ricardo Nuila

Christian Garza

  • Patient featured in The People's Hospital

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