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Medical student Vanessa Van Doren co-authors piece in support of national health care system

Vanessa Van Doren, a student at the School of Medicine, co-authored a piece for STAT arguing for a public health insurance system.

In the piece, titled “We are America’s future doctors. We support a Medicare-for-all health system,” Van Doren and three other medical students from other universities argued that a lack of regular access to health care costs the government as patients go to hospitals more often with conditions that could have been prevented.

Read her thoughts.