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Charlotte Talks: Local Doctors On How To Fix The American Health Care System

Erin Keever

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An examination of the less-than-excellent outcomes provided by America’s health care system, the cost of care and how we might improve the state of things.

For over a decade, America has been engaged in a conversation about health care. That 'conversation' has been more like an argument over how to lower the costs we pay individually, how to reduce the onerous burden that cost places on the economy as well as how to ensure more people get the medical care they need. And even that has been divisive. Some believe health care is a right. Others view it as a privilege.

What do doctors and health care providers think? Turns out they’re divided as well. Mike Collins sits down for a special conversation with local health care professionals to get some insight from inside the industry.

This conversation was recorded March 13, 2018 for the Learning Society at Queens University of Charlotte.


Dr. Don Jonas - Executive Director of Care Ring, which provides health services to at-risk populations in the Charlotte area. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Blair College of Health at Queens University of Charlotte

Dr. Jordan Lipton - Physician and Co- Founder, Signature Healthcare and Signature Pediatrics, PLLC

Dr. Dan Murrey - Chief Medical Officer, OptumCare's Specialty Physician Practices

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.