Outrage. That’s what the stories in the book Denied: The Crisis of America’s Uninsured should inspire. Outrage at a system that doles out care based on the ability to pay rather than legitimate need. Outrage for the people who suffer in silence when a remedy is out of reach. Outrage at a society that allows people to die because they can’t afford healthcare.

The individual stories that appear in this book, one for every million uninsured people, are stark testimony of a dysfunctional healthcare delivery system. They reveal the harrowing reality faced by people every day when access is denied and the disparity in healthcare rules their lives.

This story appears in POLITICO Magazine, October 1, 2014.


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Denied: The Crisis of America’s Uninsured, 2003