My brother put me on to this beautiful report on NPR. I couldn't resist passing it on to you. It's an interview by NPR with Anna Deavere Smith...well, in their words:
"As the health care debate rages on, solo theater artist Anna Deavere Smith is bringing her own highly personal perspective to the table. Her new documentary play, Let Me Down Easy, has opened to rave reviews off-Broadway."
A note, the interview is 28 minutes long, if you don't have that kind of time, forward to about the 18 minute mark, or maybe a little before, for the last 10 minutes. It is a beautiful piece, by a beautiful human being, with which and with whom I am sure you will relate.