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Health insurance is not synonymous with health care

04/25/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr. Rachel Nardin is president of the Massachusetts Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Care Program. Dr. Nardin is a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and assistant professor of neurology at Harvard.

She talked about the Massachusetts health care reform and the importance of looking very critically at what has and has not worked. She will talk about the problems with the Massachusetts reform and the letter from nearly 500 Massachusetts physicians to...

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Health care reform movement holds town hall meeting listen

04/17/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The town hall meeting organized by the grass-roots group Florida Health Care for America Now on Thursday in St. Petersburg was one of 90 taking place in 43 states nationwide over the Congressional recess.

About 50 community members, health care providers, and various organizations shared their stories and view points on health care on April 16 at the Muvico BayWalk Theatre and demanded affordable quality health care for all.

Resident Cindy McNulty is one of the faces of the uninsured...

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Health care town hall meeting

04/15/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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This segment featured an interview with Debbie King, organizer of a local town hall meeting this week on health care.

From the group's press release:

"Florida health care advocates have invited Congressman Bill Young (R-District 10) to join a town hall meeting on Thursday April 16th to talk about why real health care reform must happen in 2009. The event will be one of 90 taking place in 43 states nationwide over the April Congressional recess. The people of Pinellas County will share...

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Jacob Hacker releases his plan on health care listen

04/08/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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With Congress preparing a sweeping overhaul to the nation’s health care system, health care expert Jacob Hacker today outlined details on how the nation can structure and implement a public health insurance option as part of the overall reforms.

Hacker is the faculty co-director at the U.C. Berkeley Center on Health, Economic and Family Security, and the author of several books on public policy.

Speaking in Washington and on a conference call to reporters, Hacker said it’s obvious t...

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Parallels between FDR and Barack Obama

12/18/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Welcome to WMNF ’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: what lessons can Barack Obama learn from the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt? We’ll talk about that in a moment. But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program on health care reform.

The first comment is from one of our guests, Jocelyn Elliott, who along with her husband Jim is facing a financial crisis because of medical bills incurred when Jim was in an auto accident. Jocelyn and Jim were crit...

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