Our office is closed today while we celebrate Independence Day with our family and friends.
But if you're hankering for some healthcare news, we found this great interview from NPR's archives. In this clip from Talk of the Nation, host Neal Conan chatted with Andrew Wehrman, author of a Boston Globe article titled A Pox on You.
Take a listen as they discuss the Founding Fathers' own debate over healthcare, more than 200 years ago. One group of men burned down the brand-new hospital of the day to protest their lack of access to healthcare as smallpox raged through their communities. It even makes today's political feud seem tame.