Dr. Angela M. Bell is an internal medicine and sports medicine physician in Chicago.
In this opinion piece, she shares her perspective on the upcoming 2020 election in the United States. Dr. Bell calls on society to “make space for humanity amongst the profit,” and urges voters to carefully consider which candidate is best placed to address their concerns about healthcare.
Every election is said to be the most important election, but this time it feels different.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the U.S. Not only have the undercurrents of racism become tidal waves, but the fragility of our healthcare system and its glaring inequities have moved to center stage.
The past 4 years have highlighted exactly how much separates us. I have found myself, at times, wondering how we can call ourselves the “United States” when divisive rhetoric and actions have seeped into everything from football to public health.
I am hoping that the silver lining of this pandemic will be a true uniting around the idea that high-quality healthcare is a right for all.
Story by; Abigail Essel