“We would like doctors to listen, but the fact is, we better be ready to be able to talk to them. You’re going to have to be an active participant in that conversation, so I’d say the American people are going to need ways of stepping up to the conversation. ... I do think that … there’s a different kind of engagement that will be required.”
—Actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith in the Washington Post on her one-woman show, “Let Me Down Easy,” which she created
after listening to 320 people tell their stories of healthcare crises.