Doctor Embarks On ACA ‘Listening Tour,’ Finds Outpouring Of Resentment, Bitterness
Dr. Paul Gordon is biking across the country to hear from Americans what they think of the health law. At first he was surprised and upset about the lack of understanding and empathy he witnessed. But then he became inspired to be the person who changed their minds.
Los Angeles Times:
A Doctor Bikes Across The Country To Ask Americans About Obamacare. This Is How He Ended Up Feeling Hopeful
On sabbatical from the University of Arizona, he had set off in the spring on a cross-country bicycling trip and “listening tour” from Washington, D.C., to Seattle, talking along the way to Americans about the controversial health law that President Obama signed six years ago. Much of what Gordon uncovered was as unsettling as the current presidential campaign. Americans raged at the government, at the healthcare system, at fellow citizens who’d gained coverage through Obamacare. The outpouring of resentment and apparent lack of empathy disturbed Gordon at first. “Not a lot of generosity of spirit,” he noted glumly over the phone early in his trip. (Levey, 8/16)