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A Young Doctor Learns The Ropes

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As Republicans in Congress debate the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, one of the ongoing conversations about healthcare centers on how we provide it for those who struggle to pay. Dr. Rachel Pearson joins us to talk about learning to practice medicine on poor patients visiting a free clinic in Galveston – and about what the experience taught her about inequality in the healthcare system. Her memoir is called “No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine” (W.W. Norton and Co.).