Health

Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy

Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy

December 31, 2018

Kelly Coogan-Gehr of National Nurses United tells Paul Jay that healthcare represents one-fifth of the US economy, and to bring that fully into the public sector would be an important step towards transferring economic power to the public interest

Medicare for All - How Can We Pay for It?

Medicare for All – How Can We Pay for It?

December 30, 2018

Prof. Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings of a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst. The study finds Medicare for All could reduce total healthcare spending by 10 percent, while creating stable access to good care and improving the health of all U.S. residents

Sanders Institute Gathering! How We Win Medicare For All

Sanders Institute Gathering

November 30, 2018
This panel frames our moral, political, and legislative struggle for Medicare for All in the United States as part of a broader international fight to realize health care as a universal human right. We will hear directly from caregivers on the frontlines about healthcare crisis created by the U.S. for-profit healthcare industry and by the…
Right-Wing Media: Britain’s Free Healthcare System on the Verge of “Imploding”

British Doctors Respond to American Attacks on NHS

November 24, 2018

Two British doctors fire back at recent criticism of Britain’s Government Run Health Service by Donald Trump and conservative commentators

Opioid Crisis: Purdue Pharma Billionaire Owners to be Sued

Opioid Crisis: Purdue Pharma Billionaire Owners to be Sued

November 19, 2018

Suffolk County in New York is suing the Sackler family, which owns the maker of OxyContin, one of the main drugs behind the opioid drug overdose crisis. Just how responsible is the family and might the lawsuit achieve? We speak to Sam Pizzigati of IPS

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of October 29th and November 5th 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of October 29th and November 5th 2018

November 13, 2018

Dharna Noor and Khalilah Harris talk about the results of Maryland’s elections, the state of Johns Hopkins nurses’ fight for unionization, and what real education and climate policy would look like

A Response to Trump's Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

A Response to Trump’s Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

November 5, 2018

Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter addresses some of the main criticisms of single payer health care, which Republicans and President Trump have been demonizing during the midterm election campaign

Survey of Medical Treatment Wait Times in Canada - Designed to Mislead

Survey of Medical Treatment Wait Times in Canada – Designed to Mislead

November 5, 2018

Republicans, such as Rep. Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania, bring up research on the wait times in Canada’s single-payer health care system in order to dismiss progressives’ call for a public health insurance system in the US. But just how reliable are the studies?

Trump Administration Allowing States to Kick People off Medicaid

Trump Administration Allowing States to Kick People off Medicaid

September 26, 2018

In a blatant reversal of Obamacare policy, of adding people to Medicaid, the Trump administration is allowing states to kick them off Medicaid by imposing new requirements to receive benefits

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

September 19, 2018

Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor Ben Jealous has backed a proposal to reign in drug prices, while advocates say incumbent Larry Hogan has helped drug makers