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Ben Jealous: Maryland Needs Medicare-for-All
Ahead of a rally with Bernie Sanders, Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful and civil rights leader Ben Jealous discusses his new state plan for Medicare for All

  December 6, 2017

Fragmented Health System Paves Way for CVS-Aetna Merger
In what is being called the biggest merger in the history of the health insurance industry, CVS is making a $66 billion bid to buy Aetna. We discuss the merger's potential consequences with author and professor Bill Black

  November 3, 2017

Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Burdens the Sickest
President Trump's new effort to undermine Obamacare through "association plans" would increase the healthcare costs of those who need it most, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

  October 12, 2017

How Does Dental Care Fit Into the Healthcare Debate?
'We need to not just cover an infection or a big-time emergency, but also comprehensive care and preventative care,' says activist and dentist Javad Aghaloo of the Sage Initiative

  October 8, 2017

Republicans Dealt Another Embarrassing Defeat in Obamacare Repeal
Dentist and activist Dr. Javad Aghaloo says the best way to fix Obamacare is by adopting a single-payer, universal healthcare system

  September 27, 2017

Lindsey Graham Insists On Trying to Be On Wrong Side of History In Healthcare Debate
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is pushing a flawed bill to repeal Obamacare in fear that single payer healthcare is on the horizon

  September 26, 2017

Congress Spars on Healthcare, Unites to Fund War
As Republicans attempt a last-ditch repeal of Obamacare, Democrats have joined them to overwhelmingly pass massive spending on the military and war. We speak to economist Dean Baker

  September 21, 2017

Secret Safe Injection Site Responds to US Drug Crisis
As President Trump calls the opioid crisis an emergency, it's emerged that a US social services agency has secretly run supervised drug injections at an undisclosed location. We speak to Maia Szalavitz, author of "Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction."

  August 14, 2017

In Trump Country, Progressives Say Democrats Must Embrace Their Ideas to Win
At the Mobilize 88 conference in Deer Creek Ohio, state progressives gathered to plot strategy and share ideas for how to organize successful campaigns based on progressive ideals

  July 22, 2017

Grieving Mother Will Primary Democrat Over Single Payer Healthcare
After losing her 22 year-old daughter because she didn't have health insurance, Amy Vilela is running for congress against a Democratic Party incumbent who won't support Single-Payer Medicare for All

  July 21, 2017

Nurses, Protesters Tell Corrupt Democrats Single-Payer Healthcare Can't Wait
National Nurses United Director Roseann Demoro tells corporate Democrats that nurses won't back down on single payer healthcare fight; activists and protesters take over DNC 'Resistance Summer' event in Los Angeles, California to demand single payer healthcare.

  July 17, 2017

Trumpcare Would Make U.S. Healthcare Even More Dysfunctional
Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy, discusses the fight over Trumpcare and the problems with the existing healthcare system that the GOP wants to gut even further

  June 29, 2017

Politics and Campaign Donations Hold Up California's Single Payer Health Law
Bonnie Castillo of the Registered Nurse Response Network says that California State Assembly Speaker Rendon's excuse for withdrawing the single payer Healthy California Act has no basis in reality

  June 29, 2017

GOP Wants Medicaid for the Needy to Fund Tax Cut for the Rich
Sara Rosenbaum, Professor of Health Law and Policy at George Washington University, explains that the GOP Health Care bill would completely restructure Medicaid for everyone, not just those who currently benefit from Obamacare

  June 28, 2017

Republican Health Care Plan: A Win-Win for the Wealthiest
Dr. Jane McAlevey says at the risk of losing support from their base at the polls, Republicans are forging ahead with the Bannon plan of destroying the American safety net and all liberal measures along the way

  June 22, 2017

America's Broken Healthcare System is Creating More Single-Payer Advocates
The Real News speaks to advocates of universal healthcare and affordable prescription drugs at the 2017 People's Summit

  June 13, 2017

California's Senate Passes Single Payer Health Care Act
A new California single payer health care law, if also passed by the Assembly, would save money for California households and businesses explains Bob Pollin of PERI, who conducted an extensive study of the law's impact

  June 9, 2017

Democratic Party Resistance to Medicare for All Traceable to Campaign Funding
Corbin Trent of JusticeDemocrats.com, whose group is campaigning for Medicare for All bill, explains the group's research and strategy for pushing the Democratic Party to endorse the plan

  May 3, 2017

Trumpcare to Benefit the Wealthiest and Healthiest
The poor and those with previous conditions will either lose insurance or pay far more with Trumpcare explains CEPR's Dean Baker

  May 11, 2017

The Working Poor Will Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Health Plan
Patty Eakins of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses explains that hospitals that serve the working poor would suffer especially and could close under GOP plan

  May 8, 2017

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