Kresta in the Afternoon – November 13, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Adult Survivors of Abuse Share their Stories in New French Film

  • Description: 18 years ago, as the American Church was beginning to grapple with the horrific stories released by the Boston Globe and the Vatican was promulgating new norms on the handling of clerical sex abuse, another abuse story was rocking the church. The first criminal conviction of a French bishop since the French Revolution occurred as Bishop Pierre Pican was convicted for failing to report the abuse of Fr Bernard Preynat. Some of Preynat's now-adult victims have collaborated to tell their stories in the film By the Grace of God; Janet Smith takes a look.
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    • Dr. Janet Smith
      Janet Smith is the author of several books, including Why Humane Vitae is Still Right. Learn more about the film at https://www.musicboxfilms.com/film/by-the-grace-of-god/.
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+  Real Solutions to Healthcare Problems (2 segments)

  • Description: Rising healthcare costs affect everyone and one in five Americans now has medical debt in collections. Dr. Marty Makary has traveled America to witness firsthand how healthcare impacts people and their families. He joins us to discuss the price we pay for healthcare and whether it can be fixed.
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    • Dr. Marty Makary
      Marty Makary, MD, MPH, is the author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It. He's a surgeon and Professor of Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University and also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Unaccountable. A leading voice for physicians in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he was the lead author of the articles introducing a surgical checklist, later adapted by the W.H.O. and has published extensively on health care costs, vulnerable populations, and quality science. He served in leadership at the W.H.O. Safe Surgery Saves Lives project and has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Visit him at martymd.com
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    • The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It

      From the New York Times bestselling author of Unaccountable comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system--and the people who are saving it. "A must-read for every American." --Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBES One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable. The Price We Pay offers a roadmap for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care. (learn more)

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