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The Inevitability of Health Care Rationing — This Week on Sound Medicine


Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. 

Responsible health care rationing. In the Sound Medicine studios this week, two bioethicists and a health care policy expert meet to discuss health care rationing.  Two familiar voices, IU health care policy expert Aaron Carroll, M.D., and the director of the IU Center for Bioethics, Eric Meslin, Ph.D., sit down with influential bioethicist Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. , the Sydney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Carroll, Caplan and Meslin identify disparities that exist in the United States when it comes to medical care and drugs. Given this basic problem, the three discuss approaches to national health care that render access to basic health care services more equitable.

In this week’s Checkup feature, find out what makes teens happy.  And in the Did You Know? segment, new research finds a dangerous correlation between sweet drinks and heart attacks.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1 FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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