Connecting Communities with Health Care

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From an early age, UW senior Marium Raza understood the importance of affordable health care. Raised in Redmond, Washington, she had excellent health coverage through her father’s employer, but she glimpsed a different reality during summer trips to Pakistan to visit relatives. Health care there was neither covered nor adequate.

“We would basically just avoid going to the doctor while we were there,” Raza recalls. “If we needed anything, we’d wait until we were back in the States. I was always conscious of that, but it wasn’t until I grew up a bit more that I realized some of those same disparities can be found closer to home.”

“Medicine is about taking care of people, and people are complicated. It...

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