Health

Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here?

February 14, 2020

Journalists Bryn Nelson and Jane C. Hu talk about how the climate crisis means we could see more deadly outbreaks, plus the rise of xenophobia as the virus spreads.

Trump Claims Credit for Life Expectancy Rise, Introduces Medicaid Cutback

February 4, 2020

Life expectancy in the US rose for the first time in four years because of a drop in opioid overdose deaths. Trump claimed credit, even though he’s done nothing to address the problem and intends to cut Medicaid.

Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

January 27, 2020

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry.

American College of Physicians Prescribes Single Payer Healthcare

January 24, 2020

The second largest American medical association analyzed the ailing U.S. healthcare system and prescribed public health insurance as the remedy. We discuss the diagnosis with ACP President Robert McLean.

Economic Update: Capitalism and Mental Health

October 3, 2019

This week: Updates on the ICE raid in Mississippi; global comparisons of gun violence; conservatives’ reactions to Democrats’ proposed wealth tax ideas; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on how capitalism is affecting mental health in the U.S.

Big Pharma to Pay for Opioid Crisis, But What Happens to the Money?

Big Pharma to Pay for Opioid Crisis, But What Happens to the Money?

August 30, 2019

Big Tobacco settlements didn’t help those in need. How do you ensure that these settlements help people and communities, and how do you control corporate greed?

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency

July 14, 2019

One of the Trump administration’s promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices, but the plan has stalled after a big court loss, and other blows to Trump’s grand healthcare plan. Wendell Potter discusses the implications

California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

June 13, 2019

California’s act to cover healthcare for undocumented people sets up national debate on the politics of immigration and healthcare

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

June 11, 2019

A recent ‘win’ for Hopkins nurses underscores the weaknesses of US labor law

Without Medicare for All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse - Wendell Potter RAI (7/7)

Reality Asserts Itself - Wendell Potter

May 22, 2019
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