#1136 Doing the Right Thing After Exhausting All Other Options (Medicare For All)

Air Date: 9-29-2017

Today we look at the Bernie-Sanders-lead movement to implement the most comprehensive universal health insurance system in the world

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: America Is Ready For Universal Healthcare - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-20-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Turning on the Lights - Speakeasy


Ch. 4: Act 2: ANALYSIS: Bernie's Single Payer Healthcare Proposal - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-14-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  On Our Own Again - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding the extraordinary costs of our health care system - Who What Why - Air Date 7-14-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Flattered - Delray


Ch. 8: Act 4: Understanding the Canadian health insurance system - The @BernieSanders Show - Air Date 9-17-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard


Ch. 10: Act 5: No Is Not Enough Naomi Klein on Bernie's Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 09-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Flagger - Cloud Harbor


Ch. 12: Act 6: What Can YOU Do To Support the #Medicare4All Movement? - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Chilvat - Lillehammer


Ch. 14: Act 7: Challenging the private health insurance orthodoxy - The Zero Hour w @RJEskow - Air Date 9-16-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Amazon App doesn't help BotL - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on Amazon, brainstorming ways to join the medicare-for-all movement and teasing our latest members-only show

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

What are the top 3 things you can personally do to contribute to the movement to support #Medicare4All?

Call the voicemail line at 202-999-3991 and tell us your ideas to inspire others

Read the details of Sen. Sanders’ Medicare for All bill

Some other ways to get involved: 

Our Revolution groups (Sen. Sanders’ action organization) 

Health Over Profit (nonprofit grassroots org fighting for Medicare for All)

Fight4Medicare.com (grassroots #Medicare4All action campaign) 

Social Security Works (nonprofit defending our social programs) 

Truth Out “Medicare for All” Series (independent media outlet looking to focus on Medicare for All coverage)

MoveOn.org Petition (do NOT let signing this be all you do!) 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Bernie Sanders's new Medicare-for-all plan, explained (Vox)

The Political Genius of Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill (The Nation)

Bernie’s “Medicare for All” actually is the pragmatic health care solution (Salon)

The Loss of Morality in America’s Healthcare Debate (Washington Post)

Sanders's Bill Electrifies Growing Single-Payer Movement (truth-out)

"Medicare for All": A Uniting Call to Action in the Age of Trump (truth-out)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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