12:00am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Waiting Room

Today on Your Call: What does the reality of our public hospitals tell us about our society?


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.  Mitt Romney has said the ER will provide health care for those without insurance.  But what’s the reality of the public ER?  If you’ve spent time at Highland or any other public hospital, what was your experience?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Guest:


Peter Nicks, producer and director of documentary film, The Waiting Room


Melissa Stafford Jones, president and CEO of the California Association of Public Hosptials and Health Centers


Resources:


Film website: The Waiting Room 


The Washington Post: Romney: Uninsured have emergency rooms


YouTube: Emergency Room: Mitt Romney's Jaw-Dropping Answer on Health Care -- Another Flip!


KALW News: Examining the healthcare system through its public waiting rooms 


SF Gate: 'The Waiting Room' review: People in crisis 


Remote Area Medical California


California Association of Public Hospitals


 

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