The Politics of Illness and Healthcare

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Through a DoD grant, Dr. Carmen Russoniello of East Carolina University is working toward a portable biofeedback training program that could prevent or reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms.

War correspondent and former Marine David J. Morris gives a cultural history of PTSD, and describes his own battles with the illness. Dan Harris discusses embracing meditation after a live, televised panic attack that sent his life reeling. David Nicholls talks about his new novel, UsSteven Brill discusses how the Affordable Care Act was written, how it is being implemented, and how it is changing—and failing to change—the healthcare industry.