February 23, 2013
Chris and I spent the past two days in Washington, DC at the first-ever Selling Sickness: People Before Profits conference organized by patient safety activist Kim Witzcak and anti-medicalization academic Leonore Tiefer. In short, the conference was amazing and a bit overwhelming. The amazing part was seeing the huge number of activists, academics, physicians, journalists, and healthcare workers come together to take on the extreme dysfunction in the United States healthcare system. The overwhelming part was seeing the extent to which our healthcare system is broken and rather than healing us is too often causing more harm than good.