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“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.

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