#867 Mind the coverage gap (Health Care)

Today we take a look at the progress of the states adopting the medicaid expansion option created by the Affordable Care Act, what’s happening to those who continue to reject it and, as always, we get a reminder of what we really need to do to fix the system

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: AZ Expands Medicaid, Hospitals Increase Margins - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Messages - Food In the Belly


Ch. 4: Act 2: Gov Says No To Obamacare, Then Blames Obama - @theyoungturks  - Air Date: 08-02-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Master Plan - It Still Moves


Ch. 6: Act 3: Docs: Kentucky learns to love Obamacare - @BBC Documentaries - Air Date: 7-17-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Success - Lust for Life


Ch. 8: Act 4: Why Super-Conservative States Now Bending on Obamacare - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-06-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Where You Don't Belong - From the Beats to the Bible


Ch. 10: Act 5: Republican Mike Kennedy's Insane Reason to Repeal ObamaCare... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-05-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Fixing My Brain - I Don't Know What I'm Doing


Ch. 12: Act 6: Anti-Obamacare ads (REALLY) didn't work - @OnTheMedia - Air Date: 7-18-14"

Ch. 13: Song 6: Shades of Grey - River of Dreams


Ch. 14: Act 7: Even Red State Voters Want to Keep Obamacare - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-21-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) - Joe Jackson: Greatest Hits


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Health Center Funding Cliff via @CFAHC - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 18: Act 9: Universal Health Care, A Scary Choice - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-1-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: You Don't Scare Me - Chimney's Afire


Ch. 20: Act 10: There's Only One Way To Solve Health Care - @RalphNader - Air Date 8-30-14


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Arming people has a long track record of not working - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 22: Declaring what's real is exclusionary - Dan from New York

Ch. 23: Calling some people real is dehumanizing - Dave from Canada

Ch. 24: Conservative humor is sophomoric - Larry in Fort Worth, TX

Ch. 25: Right-wing comedy - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 26: Bigotry and hate in conservative comedy - Quy Franklin

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 27: Final comments on my feast of good voicemails

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


Activism: Health Center Funding Cliff via @CFAHC

TAKE ACTION:

Get involved with Campaign for America’s Health Centers Save America’s Heath Centers Project

Follow Campaign for America's Health Centers on Twitter and Facebook

Additional Activism/Resources:

Access For All America via National Association of Community Health Centers

Sources/further reading:

"Health advocates decry lack of Miss. Medicaid expansion” via AP

"Community Health Centers To Receive $295M in ACA Grants” via California Healthline

"Federally funded health centers brace for financial loss”</> via USA Today

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-11-03 15:40:36 -0500
    Just wanted to make a quick comment about conservative humor.

    On the comedy podcast Nerdist, Mel Brooks was interviewed. When asked, he said that “comedy should always speak truth to power, Comedy is the little guy speaking up to authority. Otherwise comedy doesn’t work.”

    I think this speaks to why conservative comedy often doesn’t work. Conservatives by definition are for the status quo, they speak for the people currently in power. Trying to make comedy from a place of power just comes off as bulling the little guy.

    Thanks for the great show,
    Brian