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APR Special: Spotlight Health 2015, Show #3


Good afternoon, you’re listening to Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio. This is the third episode in our series on critical health issues.

Today we hear from the doctor who keeps an eye on infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health. With the measles outbreak in December, he’s tackling the vaccine controversy head on by getting the word out to parents who have not already vaccinated their kids.

“I would try and convince them by, first of all, not attacking them.”

Then, we’ll get the details on private health care centers where the focus is on primary care. The goal is to bring down how much everyone’s spending now on health care.

“95% of what we spend is pick up care. That’s a really dumb investment philosophy, but that’s how we’ve been spending our money.”

That’s coming up, here on Spotlight Health.

Guests: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases & Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, CEO of Iora Health.