After years in medical school, Sandeep Jauhar looked forward to the stability of joining the staff at a teaching hospital. His experiences on the job, though, left him questioning the way our healthcare system works. This hour, we’ll talk to Jauhar about how the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies and government policies are affecting patient care, which he writes about in Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Dr. Denton A. Cooley holds up a Jarvick-7 heart pump model at a press conference on Tuesday, April 20, 1989 in Houston, while discussing the 20 year anniversary of the first implant of an artificial heart in a man. Cooley was the surgeon who performed the operation in 1969. Pam MacDonald/AP Photo
Actors Jim Carrey, center, Jenny McCarthy, right, accompanied by Carrey's daughter Jane, and others, holds up photos of Evan Asher, son of McCarthy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2008, during a rally calling for the elimination of toxins from children's vaccines. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo