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Medicare for All Explained is produced in collaboration with Physicians for a National Health Program. The podcast explains the benefits of Single-payer Medicare for All and why the United States needs a single-payer health care system.

Medicare for All Explained is produced in collaboration with Physicians for a National Health Program. The podcast explains the benefits of Single-payer Medicare for All and why the United States needs a single-payer health care system.
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Medicare for All Explained is produced in collaboration with Physicians for a National Health Program. The podcast explains the benefits of Single-payer Medicare for All and why the United States needs a single-payer health care system.

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English


Episodes

Building Solidarity – Why Seniors Should Support Medicare for All

4/14/2019
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Episode 10 explains why seniors should support Medicare for All. My guest is Alex Lawson, the Executive Director of Social Security Works. As Executive Director, Mr. Lawson coordinates education and advocacy operations that work to protect and enhance economic security for disadvantaged and at-risk populations while maintaining and improving Social Security and Medicare. Do not miss episode 10 as it explains why seniors and everybody else should support Medicare for All.

Duration:01:28:02

The Economics of Health Care, Part 2: The Solution - Medicare for All

3/31/2019
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Episode 9, “The Economics of Health Care - Part 2,” explains how a single-payer Medicare for All system would make health care affordable and available to everyone. My guest is Gerald Friedman, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Professor Friedman obtained his PhD in 1986 from Harvard University, and has published numerous books, papers, and articles. He has been researching the economics of health care for 15 years. Professor Friedman rejoins us in Part...

Duration:00:10:15

The Economics of Health Care, Part 1: The Problem - Our Current Health Care System Is Unaffordable

3/14/2019
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Episode 8 explains why our current health care system is unaffordable. My guest is Gerald Friedman, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Professor Friedman obtained his PhD in 1986 from Harvard University and has published numerous books, papers, and articles. He has been researching the economics of health care for 15 years. My interview of Professor Friedman covers two episodes, 8 and 9. This episode explains why we cannot afford our current health care...

Duration:00:17:13

Putting Out the Fire With Medicare For All

3/1/2019
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My episode 7 guest, Dr. George Bohmfalk, talks about the history of fire departments and the wild days when they were private. He explains why people decided that they needed public fire departments and why this history is relevant to the current debate surrounding health care. Dr. Bohmfalk practiced neurosurgery in Texas. When he retired, he moved to North Carolina to be closer to his grandchildren. In 2017, he became involved with Health Care Justice, North Carolina, the Charlotte chapter...

Duration:00:50:16

We Can Conquer This Problem

2/14/2019
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My guest on episode 6 is Richard Master, founder and CEO of MCS Industries. MCS is the leading supplier of picture frames and decorative mirrors in the United States. Mr. Master started an investigation in 2013 to find out why MCS Industries faced double digit increases in health insurance premiums every year at renewal time. This investigation led him to start the Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP), an organization whose purpose is to advance the business and economic rationale...

Duration:00:55:11

Peace of Mind

1/31/2019
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My guest for episode 5 is Wendell Potter. Mr. Potter previously worked as a public relations executive for two of the country’s largest health insurers, Humana and Cigna. He left Cigna in 2008 due to a crisis of conscience. Since leaving Cigna, Mr. Potter has become a leading advocate for health care reform and a critic of the health insurance industry. He has disclosed the falsehoods the insurance companies use to boost profits, to keep many people uninsured and under-insured, and how they...

Duration:01:08:41

Global Budgets: Saving Money and Increasing Simplicity

1/14/2019
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Dr. Phil Verhoef, my episode 4 guest, gives listeners a compelling explanation as to why global budgets are the best way to fund Medicare for All. Dr. Verhoef’s commitment to making sure that patients get the care they need while saving money makes this is an episode worth hearing.

Duration:01:15:52

The Manual

1/1/2019
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My episode 3 guest is Dr. Nicte Mejia, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor at Harvard. Dr. Mejia makes interesting and important points. Among them are that Medicare for All should include long-term care, and that even doctors can struggle with an insurance company when a family member has a problem. Listening to her experiences as a dedicated and compassionate physician will make you wonder why the United States tolerates a health care system that...

Duration:00:55:30

The Five Es

12/6/2018
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In episode 2, my guest Dr. Richard Bruno explores the dire consequences of the current health care system in the United States based on his experiences as a physician and a person. Dr. Bruno makes it clear that people suffer under the current health care system in the U.S. and how Medicare for All would end that suffering. His passion and clarity make this an episode that should not be missed.

Duration:00:23:28

Medicare For All, An Overview

11/13/2018
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Episode 1 gives an overview of Medicare for All. My guest, Dr. Ed Weisbart explains what Medicare for All is, and how it will benefit people, physicians, businesses, and the nation. Dr. Weisbart’s clear explanation make Medicare for All easy to understand.

Duration:00:22:06