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COVID-19 “Long Haulers”: Our System is Failing Them
August 02, 2020

Chelsea has had 66 doctor appointments to manage her enduring coronavirus symptoms, which are appearing in almost every system of her body. She discusses the support group that she started to connect people struggling with the physical, mental,

Solidarity Forever: a Labor History of Medicare for All
July 28, 2020

Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator for the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, joins us again to take a deep dive into the recent history of Medicare for All organizing within the labor movement, including the political calculations made during the failed ...

Labor and Medicare for All, Part I
June 30, 2020

Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare, talks about his experiences as a union president that led him to become a Medicare for All activist. He answers our questions about the conflicts in the labor movement...

The Longterm Care Crisis in the United States
June 05, 2020

We talk with Linda Benesch of Social Security Works about the state of longterm care in the United States - the skimpy coverage provided by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, the outrageous costs, the for-profit corporations running the vast m...

Longterm Care in Denmark vs the United States
May 21, 2020

Stephanie’s father-in-law, a Danish citizen, is currently moving into assisted living just outside of Copenhagen. His flat is only $1,000 per month, and the home help and rehabilitation he’ll receive is totally free of charge.

New Sanders/Jayapal bill: the Healthcare Emergency Guarantee Act
May 07, 2020

Next week, Medicare for All lead sponsors Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal will introduce a bill that will authorize Medicare to fully cover medical costs for the uninsured until we have a widely available vaccine for COVID-19.

Progressives propose Medicare for the Uninsured; Pelosi proposes COBRA subsidies
April 15, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal draft a bill that would expand Medicare to all who are uninsured for the duration of the crisis. Nancy Pelosi introduces a bill that would cover the full cost of premiums ...

Bernie drops out, COVID-19 rages on
April 09, 2020

We take a look at the impact that Bernie Sanders campaign had on the Medicare for All movement. COVID-19 brings out the pinko commie in NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, who decides to socialize the NY hospital systems. People of color are,

COVID-19: millions lose their job – and health insurance – during a pandemic
April 03, 2020

COVID-19 reveals what we knew all along: that employment-based health insurance is messed up. In this episode, we explore the consequences that unjust policies and an inadequate safety net have brought to bear in the face of a public health crisis.

Super Tuesday, the “Electability” Argument, Workers’ Rights, Elizabeth Warren & the Tax Problem
March 10, 2020

Medicare for All wins Super Tuesday, even if its most loyal candidates did not. The stock market - especially healthcare stocks - freaked over Sanders's rise, and then stabilized after Biden’s comeback. Profits safe! Gillian Mason,