Monday, March 27, 2017

New York Health Campaign

Dr. Susan Soboroff discusses health insurance with Theresa Alt. Whether the ACA survives or is repealed, the much better way to go is single payer. A bill New York Health before both houses in Albany would provide for improved Medicare for all to cover everyone in New York State at lower cost. It has gained nearly enough cosponsors to pass. Recorded March 24, 2017.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Healthcare Check-Up

Dan Lamb, who used to be an aide to Congrssman M. Hinchey, tells Deirdre Silverman about threats to the Affordable Care Act and how to counter them. Congressional Republicans want to use budget reconciliation to cut funding to the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare. Other aspects of the ACA that don't involve expenditures cannot be affected by reconciliation and are a separate fight. It might be better to seek single payer within New York State. Recorded February 10, 2017.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Red Vienna

Vienna after World War I faced devastating shortages of everything, especially housing. The City elected a socialist government, which built massive housing projects that provided not just places to live but laundries, clinics, day care, education and sports facilities. The buildings were solid and beautiful and established an ongoing tradition of quality public housing. Theresa Alt and Kathy Russel recently visited Vienna. Recorded December 9, 2016.