The Waiting Room http://kalw.org en Discussion with director Pete Nicks about healthcare and Highland Hospital http://kalw.org/post/discussion-director-pete-nicks-about-healthcare-and-highland-hospital <p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:35:53 +0000 Martina Castro 35529 at http://kalw.org Discussion with director Pete Nicks about healthcare and Highland Hospital Today on Your Call: What does the reality of our public hospitals tell us about our society? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-does-reality-our-public-hospitals-tell-us-about-our-society <P></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Verdana"><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px">On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Peter Nicks, maker of the new film, “The Waiting Room,” about a day in the life Oakland’s Highland Hospital.&nbsp; Mitt Romney has said the ER will provide health care for those without insurance.&nbsp; But what’s the reality of the public ER?&nbsp; If you’ve spent time at Highland or any other public hospital, what was your experience?&nbsp; Join us at 10am Pacific&nbsp;or post a comment here. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 18408 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What does the reality of our public hospitals tell us about our society? Examining the healthcare system through its public waiting rooms http://kalw.org/post/examining-healthcare-system-through-its-public-waiting-rooms <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">One serious effect of the recession is many people’s inability to afford health care. And when people aren’t insured, they bring their medical problems to the only place required to take them: the public hospital emergency room.</span></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:17:18 +0000 Holly Kernan 17105 at http://kalw.org Examining the healthcare system through its public waiting rooms