​#1088 Bracing for impact or burning up on reentry? (Trumpcare)

Air Date: 3-21-2017

Today we look at the rollout of Trumpcare including how we got here, the ideological challenges Republicans face in trying to repeal the ACA and the direction we should obviously go instead.

​Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bill Krystal's prediction about the future of health care - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 1-11-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Burn My Candle (At Both Ends) [Live] - Shirley Bassey

Ch. 4: Act 2: Conservative principles tied into pretzel over health care - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 3-7-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

Ch. 6: Act 3: What is Trumpcare? - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 3-17-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Shame - Ophelia of the Spirits

Ch. 8: Act 4: Healthcare or Wealthcare? 24 Million to Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan While Rich Get Big Tax Breaks - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 03-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Hurt - Johnny Cash

Ch. 10: Act 5: Republicans backed themselves into a corner on health care - Primary Concerns from @NewRepublic - Air Date 3-9-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Accountability - Sammy R. Hall

Ch. 12: Act 6: The continuous coverage provision encourages people to not get health insurance until they're sick - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 3-11-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Sickening - Ken Mickey

Ch. 14: Act 7: Budget Expert: Republicans Are Lying When They Say AHCA Won't Hurt Majority of Americans - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-16-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: Pas Si Simple - Yann Tiersen

Ch. 16: Act 8: Luck Health Plan: You'll be okay. Probably. - Luck Plan - Air Date: 11-11-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: A Quai - Yann Tiersen

Ch. 18: Act 9: Why we're stuck with the very flawed ACA - @dccommonsense w Dan Carlin - Air Date 3-15-17

Ch. 19: Song 9: Meaningless - The Nighty Nite

Ch. 20: Act 10: Join the National Week of Action (April 3-7) to Demand Medicare for All via @H_O_P4E & @PHMglobal #Health4All - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 11: Time for Action - Secret Affair

 Ch. 22: Act 12: Republicans Promise TrumpCare Won't Suck After Phase Three - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-15-17

Ch. 23: Final comments on the real debate going on with health care

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



Join the National Week of Action to Demand National Improved Medicare for All: Our Health is NOT for Sale!

If you're in DC, volunteer for HOPE's Medicare for All Lobby Day in DC - March 29th


Insurance Companies Just Accidentally Made The Case For Medicare For All (Huffington Post)

For-Profit Health Care Used To Be Illegal (Health Over Profit for Everyone)

Trumpcare vs. Obamacare (The New Yorker) 

The Conservative Uprising Against the Republican Health-Care Bill (The Atlantic)

How the AHCA Leaves the Old, Sick and the Poor Behind (The Atlantic)

Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects (The Washington Post)

A Running List of People Who Hate Trumpcare (Mother Jones)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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