Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) You knew it was coming if you ever watch television these days. Those insipid and excessive ads for Medicare Advantage Plans are blanketing the airwaves. Of course, I can't help but think that money would be better spent in delivering healthcare to people in need than on nonstop, often misleading advertising. In 16 days, on Nov. 1, open enrollment begins again for the exchanges in the ACA or Obamacare. What's off the table now is Medicare for All, though Bernie Sanders and [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The Supreme Court handed down four decisions today as they soldier on to the end of the term next week. (There are still 8 cases to opine on. The next announcements will come Friday.) Last week we got the good news that, for the third time, the Supreme Court did not overturn the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). That said, this country's health care system is still on life support. Jonathan Cohn of HuffPost has been covering the healthcare beat for [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The Supreme Court's term is supposed to end at the end of June, so they're announcing their decisions on the remaining 20 or so cases they haven't yet ruled on over the next few weeks. Today we got three, including third SCOTUS challenge to the ACA (Obamacare). Today's Thursday, so it's Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. They've endorsed Chris Larson, who just jumped in the race to challenge Ron Johnson. Larson joins Howie and me on [...]
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Download here or click below to play Today is November 11 - Veterans Day! I found some old papers of my dad's from his time in the Army that I'll share as we begin today's show. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard the third challenge to the Affordable Care Act. We were nervous, as the court is now the most conservative it's been in decades. But we got a somewhat pleasant surprise from the comments of both Brett Kavanaugh and CJ John Roberts..and even Samuel Alito! Our guest today is health insurance industry whistleblower Wendell Potter. He has been [...]
It's a busy Wednesday with lots of news to deal with. First, a hearing yesterday in the 5th circuit court of appeals on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act seemed to go in Trump's direction. Ian Millhiser of Think Progress and author of "Injustices" about the Supreme Court, was there and fills us in on what happened. Plus, we'll ask about today's judgement throwing out an emoluments suit for lack of standing. Then, do you know where the candidates stand on foreign policy? Win Without War Executive Director Stephen Miles weighs on on Iran, Yemen, North Korea [...]
Many Americans first met Wendell Potter in 2009 when he left the health insurance industry to become a whistleblower and told us the truth. He exposed the industry for the profit-grabbing thieves they are. Today, Potter is president of The Business Initiative for Health Policy, an organization focused on enacting Medicare for All. He's also the founder of Tarbell.org, an nonprofit, independent, reader supported news site covering money in politics and policy. And he's the author of a few books including Deadly Spin, which tells the story of his transition from insurance industry PR flak to whistleblower. It was [...]
After an update on the day's news, we speak with Lori Lodes of Get America Covered about the Affordable Care Act and what's still in effect as we're in the midst of open enrollment time.
After an update on the news of the day, we welcome Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny.com and the Blue America PAC back to the show to talk politics.