Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram

Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about public policy and health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about connections between health policy, inequity, and social determinants of health. Dr. Sriram completed his medical degree and his pediatrics residency at UCLA, where he served as Chief Resident at the Department of Pediatrics. In June 2009, he earned his Master’s in Public Health after completing the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, D.C.

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Even with the Affordable Care Act’s protections against the insurance industry, too many of us worry about dire financial consequences if our health takes a turn for the worse. (Photo: FOX13 Salt Lake City) Views
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?
When I talk to friends, family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like their insurance?” It’s not hard to see where they got that idea. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the leading lobbyist for the for-profit insurance industry , says 71...
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Today, we can build Medicare for All and make health care a human right for every person in the United States. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, April 12, 2019
Why Does the American Medical Association Have Such a Feeble Response to Our Health Care Crisis?
In 1945, President Harry Truman campaigned for a national health insurance plan that was attacked as “socialized medicine” by the American Medical Association (AMA). Truman’s response was true then and resonates now: “Under the plan I suggest, our people would continue to get medical and hospital...
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"Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, January 21, 2019
Dr. King Would Want Us to Fight for Medicare For All
Despite vehement opposition from the American Medical Association , Medicare and Medicaid were passed into law in 1965. Importantly, the federal government required participating hospitals to comply with the non-discrimination rules of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hospitals and doctors who wanted...
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Why Medicare for All Is an Ideal Discussion on Thanksgiving
“Auntie, y’know what would go great with this sweet potato pie I brought? Medicare for All.” Despite the current political climate feeling ugly and infuriating, there is a lot for which to be thankful. To win their recent elections, more of our political leaders had to pay attention to our...
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