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    New Bill Threatens Patient Safety
    Representatives and the pharmaceutical industry say 21st Century Cures will foster innovation, while critics argue that the legislative effort is a ploy to dismantle safeguards for short-term financial gain

      March 25, 2015

    One Million Workers Could Lose Obamacare Coverage Under New House Bill
    Legislation passed in the House last Thursday would extend work week requirement for employees from 30 to 40 hours, and is projected to add more than $50 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years

      January 11, 2015

    Vermont Bails On Universal Healthcare
    VT Governor Peter Schumlin says single payer will be too expensive for taxpayers, but Dr. Margaret Flowers says his math is used to protect big business interests

      January 4, 15

    The Neoliberal Outbreak of Ebola
    Evolutionary biologist Robert Wallace says the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is better explained by Western-driven policy than indigenous cultural practices

      November 2, 14

    Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty (2/2)
    Enormous public health crisis in poorest countries due to increasing social inequality, says Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary University of London

      October 31, 14

    Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty (1/2)
    Public health expert Allyson Pollock explains how poverty, sanitation and infrastructure contribute to Ebola's death toll in West Africa

      October 30, 14

    Why Are Republicans Linking Ebola & U.S-Mexican Border? (1/2)
    Journalist Todd Miller unpacks the political and profit-driven reasons Republicans continue to push President Obama to close the Mexican-U.S. border

      October 20, 14

    Ebola - Myths and Reality
    Dr Lawrence Brown explains the roots of conspiracy theories that are fueling distrust of medical professionals in the current Ebola outbreak

      October 15, 14

    Obamacare Subsides on the Line
    CEPR's Dean Baker and Media Matters' Jeremy Holden discuss two federal courts decisions which could disqualify lower and middle income earners for subsidies and the forces working to dismantle Obamacare

      July 25, 2014

    One-Man Show "Mercy Killers" Reveals Dark Side of Healthcare System
    With 60 percent of bankruptcies caused by medical bills, performer Michael Milligan joins us to discuss his new play "Mercy Killers"

      July 28, 2014

    Antibiotics Are Becoming Ineffective All Over the World
    Martin Khor, executive director of South Centre, explains this major threat to global security

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Debate: Is Obamacare In the Interest of Workers?
    In round two of our debate with Dr. Margaret Flowers and economist Dean Baker, we discuss whether CBO's prediction that Obamacare will trigger reduction of work hours will negatively affect workers

      October 3, 14

    Nurse Says He Was Fired After Speaking Out Against Hospital Merger
    Nurse and activist Tim Thomas alleges he was wrongfully terminated for speaking out against a merger that would hurt quality of service and increase prices for customers at the hospital where he worked for three decades

      October 3, 14

    Republican State Lawmakers' Refusal to Expand Medicaid Will Result in Thousands of Deaths
    Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: 8 million Americans will be excluded from the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion.

      March 31, 2015

    What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like in the U.S.?
    Dr. David Himmelstein: The goal would be to expand Medicare to all, considering private insurance costs seven times as much to administer compared to Medicare

      October 3, 14

    Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 2
    As a new study finds most Americans want fundamental change in the US healthcare system, Wendall Potter discusses what concrete steps could improve it.

      October 3, 14

    Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 1
    Wendell Potter: Though the media has wrongly focused on some of Obamacare's shortcomings, the U.S. needs to make healthcare a human right

      October 3, 14

    While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare
    Hundreds march in Baltimore calling for the passage of a single-payer, universal healthcare system

      October 3, 14

    Obamacare Debate: Flowers vs. Baker
    Economist Dean Baker and Dr. Margaret Flowers debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act

      October 3, 14

    Nurses Union President: Obamacare Falls Short
    Jean Ross: As Obama's Affordable Care Act leaves tens of millions uninsured, now is the time to push for health care for all

      October 3, 14

    Healthcare Industry Has the Most Workplace Injuries but is the Least OSHA- Regulated
    Public Citizen: Healthcare industry's lack of worker safety standards and OSHA inspections resulted in 650,000 workplace injuries or illnesses in 2010.

      October 3, 14

    Community Victory over Major Healthcare Corporation
    A community and labor coalition has just won a years-long battle against the largest private healthcare provider in San Francisco

      October 3, 14

    The Real News Debate: Social Security on the Table
    Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama's proposed changes to Social Security

      April 14, 2013

    Obama Social Security Reform Ignores Data on Actual Living Standards of Seniors
    Teressa Ghilarducci: The "chained" CPI ignores research that shows senior's costs are going up as they get older and women are most affected

      October 3, 14

    401(k) and the Financialization of Retirement
    Teresa Ghilarducci: The whole 401K structure has a fatal flaw and older workers are going into retirement with not enough money to maintain their living standards

      October 3, 14

    Why Are People with Health Insurance Going Bankrupt?
    Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama care will not put an end to medical bankruptcies - 80% of people going bankrupt due to healthcare costs had insurance

      October 3, 14

    The Bottom Line: Healthcare
    We are economists who think that the economy should serve people, the planet and the future.

      December 23, 2012

    Advocates of Universal Healthcare Protest Obama and Romney
    New York Doctors protest lack of single-payer activists in presidential debates

      October 3, 14

    Part 2 What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like
    Gerald Friedman: A single-payer plan in Maryland would cover everyone, improve outcomes and make business more competitive

      October 3, 14

    How to Pay for Single Payer Health Insurance
    Gerald Friedman Pt 3 of "What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like"

      October 3, 14

    Mental Health Movement Resists Chicago Austerity Measures
    Chicago Shuts Down 6 of the City’s 12 public mental health centers, moves towards privatization of services

      October 3, 14

    Should Supreme Court Find Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional?
    Kevin Zeese: Mandate is both bad policy and unconstituional, this is an opportunity to push for "Medicare for All"

      March 27, 2012

    Employers Support Public Health Insurance Plan In San Francisco
    Arin Dube: Study shows majority of employers support mandate in city health insurance plan

      February 7, 2011

    The Health-Care Debate Redux
    Medicare For All -- advocate Donna Smith debates libertarian Shikha Dalmia

      January 18, 2011

    Will Progressive Democrats in Congress Defend Social Security?
    Donna Smith: Social Security benefits are under attack and concern is whether the "man in the White House" will fight back

      October 3, 14

    Al Jazeera: Pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors plague Big Pharma

      August 12, 2010

    US nurses rising up
    New national nurses union spurred on by strike victory in Philadelphia

      October 3, 14

    Voices from the Tea Party
    Interviews with participants at Washington DC tax day Tea Party event

      April 19, 2010

    Progressives debate health care "victory"
    PNHP: 23 million people will remain uninsured nine years out under the new health care bill.

      March 25, 2010

    A libertarian take on health care
    Matt Welch, editor of the libertarian magazine, discusses health care with Paul Jay

      March 11, 2010

    Single payer fight moves to states
    Swanson: Obama pushes out Kucinich single payer amendment that enables states single payer health care.

      October 3, 14

    What happened to health reform? Pt2
    What's next for the movement for health reform . . .will the fight for "Medicare for All" continue?

      February 27, 2010

    What happened to health reform?
    Nurses and a doctors react to a "Bipartisan Meeting on Health Reform"

      February 26, 2010

    No public option, no bill?
    David Swanson: Will progressives shoot down a health-care bill that lacks a public option

      December 21, 2009

    Reid gives up public option?
    Hickey: Four conservative Dems force Reid on public option; Medicare may be expanded

      December 10, 2009

    The Deficit Commission
    Hickey: The Republican proposed deficit committee would be used to force through cuts in social programs

      December 26, 2009

    Tamiflu firm Roche hits back at doubts over drug
    Following a joint investigation by Channel 4 News and the BMJ Tamiflu firm Roche dismisses doubts

      October 3, 14

    New doubts over Tamiflu anti-virals
    Channel 4 questions the claim that Tamiflu could reduce the hospitalizing of patients with Swine flu

      October 3, 14

    Guerrilla musical takes on insurance industry
    Billionaires for Wealthcare at AHIP conference disrupt meeting with song in support of public option

      October 24, 2009

    Unions and the Health Care Debate
    Sam Gindin: Unions should have said "No" to concessions if they wanted to shape the health debate

      October 31, 2009

    Single payer MD's not invited to White House
    President meets with doctors who support his reforms but excludes MD's who support "medicare for all"

      October 7, 2009

    Obama's insurance option
    Swanson: Obama took a moral stand on not spending money rather than on giving people health care

      September 11, 2009

    Fear tactics in health reform
    Bishop Gene Robinson Pt.2: The struggle for reform should be fierce but never return "evil with evil"

      September 17, 2009

    Did Obama change the game? Pt.2
    Hickey: A health reform bill is only beginning of public fight to gain power away from private hands

      September 13, 2009

    Is "trigger" a victory?
    If a public option is only a "trigger," does that represent real reform?

      September 13, 2009

    Obama seizes the moment but did he change the game
    Congressional speech: A political victory for Obama, but is it a victory for the health care reform?

      September 10, 2009

    Can Obama steer the health care debate?
    Wright: The public option has to set a standard for the private industry

      September 9, 2009

    What Obama should say
    Roger Hickey, head of Campaign for America's Future says Obama must defend the public option

      September 9, 2009

    The health care wars Pt.2
    From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a discussion after a town hall meeting in Virginia

      September 3, 2009

    The Grapes of Wrath revisited: Healthcare in Tulsa
    Americans living without health insurance in a church-sponsored free health clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma

      September 1, 2009

    Health-care wars
    From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean

      August 31, 2009

    Health-care wars
    From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean

      August 31, 2009

    Canadians talk to Americans Pt 2
    Universal Health Care Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors & Health Care Experts

      August 27, 2009

    Obama's PhRMA deal
    Smith: Obama's strategy was to vilify the drug companies and then cut deals with them in secret

      August 21, 2009

    Obama's compromise on health care reform
    RealNews Replay -Swanson: Obama's mistake was he started with a compromise with insurance companies

      August 18, 2009

    UK Twitter campaign defends National Health
    Thousands Twitter to defend UK's National Health Service against attacks from American right

      August 17, 2009

    Town Hall with Senator Benjamin Cardin 6
    Senator Benjamin Cardin meets a raucous crowd in Maryland and answers questions on health care reform

      October 3, 14

    Town Hall with Senator Benjamin Cardin 4
    Senator Benjamin Cardin meets a raucous crowd in Maryland and answers questions on health care reform

      October 3, 14

    Tamiflu 'should not be given to children'
    UK scientists urge government to rethink its strategy of giving swine flu anti-virals to some children

      October 3, 14

    Health care debate heats up Pt2
    Fault Lines uncovers forces that are spending millions of dollars to influence the debate

      August 8, 2009

    Health care debate heats up
    Fault Lines - uncovers the forces that are spending millions of dollars to influence the debate

      August 7, 2009

    Progressive Democrats take a stand on health care
    Some members of Congress are going to fight for a robust public option and a single-payer amendment

      August 3, 2009

    Obama should force the votes on health care
    Richard Wolff: Obama must make his party vote for real health care reform

      October 3, 14

    Health reform and the "Rahm factor"
    Rep. John Conyers speaks to the National Press Club on health care reform

      October 3, 14

    Health reform: dead or alive?
    Ford: By excluding single payer plan, Obama allowed the right to dominate the reform debate

      October 3, 14

    USW president supports single-payer health care
    Leo Gerard: I think we should fight for single-payer health care, fight for a principled position

      July 8, 2009

    Health-care reform debate
    Thousands of supporters of Obama's plan rallied in Washington but some say his reform is not enough

      June 30, 2009

    Prescription for America
    President Obama presents his health care plan

      June 29, 2009

    Canadian health care: Fact vs. fiction
    Natalie Mehra: Flaws in Canadian system due to lack of democracy and funding, not lack of privatization

      June 17, 2009

    Health care a human right?
    A single payer rep finally testifies to Congress; insurance industry steps up attack on any public plan

      June 21, 2009

    Jan Schakowsky on health care reform
    Can you please insurance companies and have a public plan at the same time?

      June 25, 2009

    Health care or disease care? Pt.2
    Len Saputo: We need publicly funded health care, but we need more - a system based on prevention

      July 20, 2009

    Health care or disease care? Pt.1
    Len Saputo: We need publicly funded health care, but we need more - a system based on prevention

      July 19, 2009

    US town seeks to become new Guantanamo
    Rob Reynolds reports on the US town in Montana that has offered to become the new Guantanamo

      October 3, 14

    Canadians talk to Americans about health care
    People from Toronto respond to a US advertising campaign about the Canadian health-care system

      October 3, 14

    Cutting the heart out of health-care reform? Pt.2
    Hickey: Now is the time for people to pressure their representatives for a public health-care option

      May 20, 2009

    Is public health care "off the table"?
    Hickey: People need to be heard now before the "heart of health-care reform" is lost

      May 19, 2009

    Everything is on the table except what's not
    The issue of political feasibility is being questioned by proponents of single-payer system

      May 28, 2009

    Single-payer advocates protest Senate hearing
    Chair of Finance Committee takes single-payer plan off the table and calls for "more police"

      May 8, 2009

    Single-payer advocates protest Senate hearing
    Chair of Finance Committee takes single-payer plan off the table and calls for "more police"

      May 8, 2009

    Protest meets health insurance lobby
    Lobby group speaks against public health care at AHIP insurance forum

      March 15, 2009

    Groups protest health insurance heavyweights
    Protestors say: "We are the 48 million Americans who cannot access health care today!"

      March 11, 2009

    What kind of health care reform?
    Roger Hickey of Campaign for America's Future says reform must be within what's possible

      February 16, 2009

    HIV / AIDS Season: Have we seen the worst?
    Frontline Club tonight with a discussion that asks the question: Have we seen the worst?

      February 6, 2009

    McCain attacks Canadian and European health care
    Is McCain right when he says Canadian and European health care not as good as US? Pt. 2

      October 31, 2008

    Stressed out over personal debt
    AP: Stress from deepening debt causing major health problems for millions of Americans

      June 16, 2008

    Candidates and health care
    Dean Baker: A good public plan needed to compete on a level playing field with private plans (3 of 3)

      February 21, 2008

    Tom Morris reports from Washington, D.C.
    Why donít more Americans have health insurance?

    Report Finds Maryland Residents Unhappy with Market-Based Healthcare
    Organizers Sergio Espana and Ben Palmquist discuss the findings of a new survey conducted by Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maryland

      December 12, 14

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