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Steele 1 Shannon Steele William A. Anderson Medical Sociology 13 April 2016 Healthcare System Kept Us Healthy Rebecca Onie’s idea about healthcare being a system that kept us, people around the United States, healthy is a good one but risky. Onie states in her TED Talk that if doctor offices and hospital waiting rooms were actually a way to help patients get healthy instead of just a place for them to wait for long hours and possibly get sicker, the amount of illness would maybe decrease. She asked questions like what if doctors could prescribe food, housing, heat in the winter, and etc. Although that may be ideal, it is also risky. If doctors were able to prescribe food, that brings up the question of are their limits to what food one may get or being able to provide housing, where are the funds coming from to be able to have the funds to do so. Onie discussed in her video how Dr. Jack Geiger, who in 1965 founded the first two community health centers in this country, got many patients who
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