#1291 The Life and Death Politics of Health Care

Air Date: 7–23-2019

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Today we take a look at the fight for Medicare for All through the lens of the Democratic Primary elections.

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Ch. 1: All About Medicare For All - Election Ride Home with Chris Higgins - Air Date 4-12-19

Bernie launched his latest Medicare For All bill with many cosponsors, and the big takeaway is eliminating private insurance and regulating drug companies.

Ch. 2: Is Biden a Liar or a Crazy Old Man? - The Majority Report - Air Date 7-15-19

Joe Biden's Medicare For All stance is shady, if best. Sam Seder and the Majority Report crew discuss this.

Ch. 3: Without Medicare For All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse with Wendell Potter - The Real News with Paul Jay - Air Date 5-22-19

The healthcare system is unsustainable; without a Medicare for All system, only the wealthiest will be able to afford decent care - Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Ch. 4: Medicare For All VS Medicare For America - Kim Iverson - Air Date 3-19-19

Beto wants to keep insurance and profit in healthcare. Bernie doesn't.

Ch. 5: A Shift to the Left with Lester Spence and Kimberly Moffitt - The Real News with Marc Steiner - Air Date 6-28-19

Analysts Lester Spence and Kimberly Moffit critique Democratic candidates for president as they took on corporate power and healthcare

Ch. 6: Medicare For All Goodbye Private Insurance with Natalie Shure - The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow - Air Date 3-16-19

Private health insurance needs to end, profit and wall street decide our healthcare. Other countries have many options we can build from. The transition must happen.

Ch. 7: First Ever Medicare For All Hearing - The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola - Air Date 4-30-19

People are dying because they can’t afford health treatment, and that needs to change.


Ch. 8: The Christianization of education - Navreet from Illinois

Ch. 9: Insulting to holocaust survivors to not make the comparison to concentration camps - April from Lexington, MA


Ch. 10: Final comments telling the story of what the hell JFK was talking about referring to why we choose to go to the moon and do the “other things”


Help build a #MedicareforAll groundswell ahead of the 2020 elections. Pass local government resolutions on Medicare for All in your communities, towns, cities and states across the country. Go to Medicare4AllResolutions.org for the tools you need to get started, and much more.

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • A Burst of Light - Delray
  • Chilvat - Lillehammer
  • The Rampart - Castle Danger
  • Wingspan - Bayou Birds
  • Stale Case - Darby
  • The Spinnet - Castle Danger
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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