DDoA Seehra

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Amrita Seehra

About the artist: 

“Krithika Kavanoor (left) and I are both family-medicine residents at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. As primary-care providers in one of the poorest urban counties in the US, we see firsthand the impact that access to health care–and the lack thereof–can have on our patients. The narratives we share are the personal stories of people who’ve been able to receive health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and combined Medicaid/Medicare coverage. Repealing the ACA will deal a serious blow to health justice. The US is the only developed nation that does not recognize health care as a fundamental human right. Along with many other clinicians, we believe that health care is a basic human right, and we will continue to advocate for accessible and affordable health care for our patients, and for all people.”

About the artwork:

“On December 12, 2016, Universal Health Coverage Day, the Universal Health Coverage Coalition organized a Digital Day of Action to spread awareness about the impact of the ACA and Medicare/Medicaid by sharing narratives about people who have benefited from them. During these days of planning for the transition of the president-elect, there have been many discussions about the repeal of the ACA and the privatization of Medicare/Medicaid. An estimated 23 million Americans stand to have their healthcare access terminated or compromised by proposed changes to these critical government programs. This is unacceptable.”

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders


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