Monday is the day when the nation pauses to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the world-renowned civil rights leader from Georgia.
In a new GHN Commentary, Dr. Harry Heiman of Morehouse School of Medicine notes that King took an expansive view of human rights. Heiman points out that 50 years ago, MLK spoke eloquently against “injustice in health care.”
With Congress moving toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, Heiman says that doing so without “a carefully planned and vetted replacement is both dangerous and irresponsible.”
“50 years after Dr. King’s speech, inequality and injustice in health and health care continue to affect the lives of too many in our nation,’’ he writes.