James Besante

James Besante

Dr. James Besante is a physician practicing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
MLK's Vision and the Right to Healthcare
This past week the world celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marches of remembrance also served as painful reminders of unhealed wounds along the lines of race in America, particularly the failure to realize equal access to health care for all. In 1966, while addressing the second...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Doctors March for Climate Change: A Public Health Crisis
On Sunday, September 21st, almost 400,000 world citizens filled the streets in New York City for the Peoples Climate March. Among the vocal participants demanding climate action was a sizeable cohort of physicians outfitted in their white coats and stethoscopes. But why are doctors fighting for...
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
This Generation of Med Students Wants a Truly Just Healthcare System for All
While much has been made of the 7.1 million people who bought new private health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act, and the additional millions who newly signed up for Medicaid, two big questions hover over these figures. Even if they’re insured, will people be able to get the care...
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