https://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/be-change-dr-michael-fine Porter Square Books
25 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Join Porter Square Books on Sunday, February 26 from 3-5PM for our February Be the Change event with Dr. Michael Fine author of On Medicine as Colonialism! Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute, will join him in conversation.
In this strident, necessary, meticulously researched book Michael Fine uses the COVID-19 pandemic and many other examples to show the costly failure of the American health care system in bold relief. Hospitals, insurance companies, Big Pharma, specialists, and even primary care doctors have all become tools of the new health profiteers.
On Medicine as Colonialism shows how the American health care system cannibalizes communities in the US and around the world. Focusing on how health care profiteers co-opt the state's regulatory power, Medicare, and Medicaid to extract resources from communities, this book reveals how medicine and health care have become tools of a new health colonialism, turning medicine on its head, so that individuals and communities lose their agency, health becomes impossible, and profits are used to dismantle democracy itself.
Dr. Fine will be in conversation with Vikas Saini and other health policy experts.
20% of sales during the event will be donated to The Lown Institute and The Right Care Alliance.