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On Point Live! With Atul Gawande: The Future Of American Healthcare48:37

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Superstar surgeon and medical thinker, writer Atul Gawande on the future of American health and healthcare.

We are well into Obamacare now, and still fighting over it.  Well into panic over healthcare costs, and still struggling to really bring them down.  Well-schooled in how we ought to eat, exercise, live – and still overweight and pushing up the diabetes numbers.  Celebrated surgeon, writer, thinker Dr. Atul Gawande is watching it all.  Thinking it through.  When he’s not in the OR, he’s at the keyboard, helping shape the American conversation on health and healthcare.  This hour, in a special edition of On Point:  On Point Live! - with Dr. Atul Gawande.

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Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer and public health researcher. General and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Author of "Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on An Imperfect Science,"  "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance" and "The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right." (@atul_gawande)

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