In his new book “The People’s Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine” (Scribner 2023), Baylor College of Medicine doctor and author Ricardo Nuila writes about the lives of uninsured Houstonians whose struggle for survival leads them to Ben Taub Hospital — where insurance comes second to care. He delves into the patients’ experiences, braiding their dramas into a singular narrative that contradicts the established idea that the only way to receive good health care is with good insurance.
At this event, Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Chair in Health Economics, and Dr. Nuila will discuss how uninsured patients eventually land at Ben Taub, the Harris County hospital where he has worked for over a decade.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of Brazos Bookstore.
Community Health Choice will cover the cost of one book and a parking pass for the event to any high school or college (undergraduate or graduate) student who presents a current student ID.
This event is sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences. Follow @BakerCHB on Twitter and join the conversation #BakerLive.
6:00 pm — Presentation
7:00 pm — Book signing
This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.
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Elena Marks, J.D., M.P.H.
Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Baker Institute
Ricardo Nuila, M.D.
Associate Professor, General Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Vivian Ho, Ph.D.
James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, Baker Institute