Adam Gaffney is a physician and writer. He’s a clinical and research fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is pursuing public health research. His current work involves environmental health in Shanghai, China. His writing generally focuses on the policy, politics, and history of health care and his articles have appeared, either in print or online, in the New Republic, Los Angeles Review of Books, USA Today, Salon, CNN.com, Dissent, US News & World Report, Jacobin, In These Times, and elsewhere. His is a proud member – and adviser to the board – of Physicians for a National Health Program. He feels that if we believe in a “right to health” for all, then we need a universal single-payer health care system for all. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine.