Emergency in US healthcare: multimedia photoessay

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Emergency © 2011 Ashley Gilbertson / VII Network

On January 19 the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Obama Administration’s Health Care Overhaul Plan. The new Republican majority intends to press ahead with their “repeal and replace” strategy, despite the fact that the Democratic controlled Senate will certainly never allow the measure to come to a vote.

Photographer Ashley Gilbertson spent a week at Maimonides Emergency Room in Brooklyn, one of the largest of its type in New York City. VII The Magazine has put together Ashley’s images and audio recordings into a piece examining health care, in one American hospital.

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