#936 Drugged and broke (Health Care)

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Today we take a look at the terribleness of Big Pharma and the irrationality of not having a single payer insurance system

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: PILLS - The answer to all your problems! - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 10-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: War On Drugs (Bonus Track) - Marc Goone

Ch. 4: Act 2: Are Drug Companies the Most Evil? - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 04-29-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: So Much More - Marc Robillard

Ch. 6: Act 3: Marketing to Doctors - @LastWeekTonight w/ @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 02-08-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Ask Your Doctor - Don Arbor

Ch. 8: Act 4: Pharma Advertising in Finland - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-03-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix) - Single - Little Daylight

Ch. 10: Act 5: SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 06-25-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Knock Yourself Out - Jon Brion

Ch. 12: Act 6: US health insurance vs European insurance - Health Care For ALL Oregon (@HCAO)

Ch. 13: Song 6: Dawn Departure, Jefferson County - Black Prairie

Ch. 14: Act 7: Commonwealth Fund: How are people's health coverage going? - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 1-11-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Keepsake - State Radio

Ch. 16: Act 8: Why should I pay for everybody else's healthcare - Health Care For ALL Oregon (@HCAO)

Ch. 17: Song 8: Zebra - Beach House

Ch. 18: Act 9: Universal Access To Affordable Medicine via @NeedyMeds & @AccessOurMeds — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: The Poet - Shihan

Ch. 20: Act 10: We pay way more for health care and get way less - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 3-29-15


Ch. 21: In response to the libertarian caller - Brian from Ohio

Ch. 22: We're subsidizing the security of the world at our own expense - Nathan from Sunnyvale, South Bay

Ch. 23: I tip my hat to you on recent racism episode - V from Western New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: Final comments asking for your messages, questions or stories about happiness

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

Activism: Universal Access To Affordable Medicine via @NeedyMeds & @AccessOurMeds

Take Action:

SIGN the "Access Our Medicine” Declaration from the Access Our Medicine Initiative

Additional Activism/Resources:

Let people know about The Generic Assistance Program (GAP) for prescription medications through NeedyMeds

Sources/further reading:

"Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)” via Doctors Without Borders

"What the Affordable Care Act Means for Prescription Coverage” via The Washington Post

"Prescription Drug Costs and Health Reform: FAQ” via WebMD

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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