Jerome McDonell Remembers Dr. Quentin Young

Quentin Young, M.D._obit
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Quentin Young, M.D._obit
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Jerome McDonell Remembers Dr. Quentin Young

A powerful voice for health insurance reform, and doctor to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights leader’s stay in Chicago has died.

Dr. Quentin Young, 92, died of natural causes at the home of his daughter Polly Young in Berkeley, California, she said Tuesday.

Young was a public health expert, civil rights activist and longtime medical contributor to WBEZ. He dedicated his life to fighting for patient rights. He once told a reporter that he started believing in a single payer health care system when he was 13 years old. He stuck to that principle and made it an important part of his activism throughout his life.

Worldview host Jerome McDonell took a moment to remember Young during the show on Monday.

We’ve also put together a playlist to remember Dr. Young.