Dr. Alice Chen

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About the Blogger

Alice Chen served as the Executive Director of Doctors for America in 2011-2017.  She is also a practicing internal medicine hospitalist, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale and her medical degree from Cornell. She completed her internal medicine residency at UCLA. Her passion for health advocacy comes from seeing too many patients suffer because they can't afford health care and from her colleagues in every corner of the country who are working together to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, high-quality health care. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and their son.

Editor's Note: Any views or opinions presented on this blog are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the hospitals, clinics, and institutions where they work, teach, and study.

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Victory for patients

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"We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future" -- Speaker Ryan We did it. I'm working at the hospital with my patient charts open listening to House Speaker&#…

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Today We Take Action

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Doctors for America is on the front lines of fighting to protect millions of people and their right to health care. Many of us have moments of disbelief that instead of moving f…

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Moving Forward

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Eight years ago, doctors and medical students came together in unprecedented numbers to put our shoulders to the wheel and pass a health reform law that would ensure that mill…

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This moment

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The past couple of weeks have been a time of deep introspection and searching to make sense of what's happening in the world around us and what we can do to acknowledge the pain and …

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last day of the drive

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Over the last 10 days we have been humbled by the support of physicians and medical students from across the country. I truly believe that there is no organization like Doctors fo…

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Blogs from DC: Climate Change and Health at the White House

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This is part of a new blog series sharing goings on in the Nation’s Capitol with doctors, medical students, and interested parties around the country. Today, Doctors for America was invited to the White House to attend a forum on climate change and its current and future impacts on health.  It coincided with their release of a new report, "Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment." The event was an eye-opener even for me, an environmentalist since the fifth grade when I first learned about the impacts we were having on the planet and our responsibility to be better stewards of it for future generations.   What I learned today was climate change is not only about polar bears and national parks, it’s about people getting sick and dying . . . not in thirty years, but today.  And particularly the most vulnerable people that Doctors for America has been working to help every day.  Read on.

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