Falling Through the Cracks: Stories of Americans Uninsured

Event Date:

Thursday, February 06, 2003
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Actor Noah Wyle delivered opening remarks for panel on the uninsured.

Experts discussed the more than 41 million Americans with no health insurance, and real people shared their experiences of trying to find healthcare. Leading medical experts agree that going without health insurance frequently leads to emergency hospitalizations, critical illness, and sometimes, premature death.

Opening remarks by Noah Wyle, actor, ER

Panelists
E. Richard Brown, Ph.D., director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Past President, American Public Health Association
Susan Dentzer, health correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Jonathan Fielding, M.D., director of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Arthur Kellerman, M.D., director, Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Ron Pollack, founding executive director, Families USA
Robert Ross, M.D., director, The California Endowment, former Director, San Diego County Department of Health Services
• Moderator: Neal Baer, MD, executive producer, Law & Order: SVU

Read the transcript

The event was a collaboration between the Writers Guild of America, west, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Lear Center's Hollywood, Health & Society program.