In an op-ed in The Boston Globe, Tufts Medical Center president and CEO Michael Apkon, MD, PhD, discusses the need to reform the U.S. health care system to ensure that every citizen receives a basic level of care.

The United States leads the world in health care innovation, but we are tragically dead last as compared with other high-income countries when it comes to keeping our citizens healthy. While those in other countries have access to regular physical exams and a wide range of preventive care regardless of their economic status, the only level of care we, the richest nation in the world, guarantee every resident is a trip to the local emergency room. I believe we can — and should — do better.

Read the full article in the Boston Globe here