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Unfiltered Audience Reaction to the Supreme Court Decsion on the Affordable Care Act

06/29/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll open the phone lines- to follow up on Democracy Now’s conversation about the Supreme Court decision on health care.

But first four listener comments about yesterday’s program which was a debate about whether or not we know the truth about what cause the buildings at the World Trade Center to collapse on 9/11.

Yesterday the Supreme Court in a five to four decision upheld the federal health care reform law. The law- s...

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The Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments About the Affordable Health Care Act

03/26/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll open with a discussion about health care. Today the US Supreme Court began hearing three days of arguments about "Obamacare" The Affordable Health Care Act. We're joined now by Karen Higgins who is co-president of the 170,000 member National Nurses United. The group said today in a press release: “Whether the Court overturns part or all of the law, or the Affordable Care Act remains...

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Anti Obamacare Plaintiff Files for Bankruptcy Beacuse of Medical Bills

03/19/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Earlier this month there were news reports that the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act had filed for bankruptcy in part because of her high medical bills. We'll talk about the case and preview next week's Supreme Court hearing on "Obamacare" with Wendell Potter who is a former insurance company e...

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Sebelius: federal healthcare law gives options to women listen

03/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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More than 17 million American women are uninsured, but the health care law signed by President Barack Obama could drastically reduce that number. Many provisions in the law make preventative care more accessible and affordable for women of all ages.

Tanya Showers said she’s been without basic health insurance for at least 4 years.

“It’s been very hard. I go to the hospital sometimes, to the emergency room just to get help."

“An...

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In Tampa U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services asks for support of health care law listen

02/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After only 18-months in office, President Barack Obama signed a health care reform law that stops insurance companies from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition. But now he’s up for re-election. His rival opponents say they will work to have it overturned if they are elected. This afternoon, [Kathleen Sebelius](http://www.hhs....

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Pushback against Florida's decision not to implement parts of new federal healthcare law listen

11/08/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida has put off implementing some provisions of the Affordable Care Act set to take effect in 2014. But a local non-profit wants residents to know how those provisions could provide expanded healthcare options for Floridians.

In a letter to cabinet officials and agency leaders, Florida House Speaker...

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Wendell Potter: Health insurance whistleblower listen

09/28/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Wendell Potter made a career of covering for health insurance companies who wouldn’t cover their patients. He got tired of being a tool for one of the nation’s top healthcare providers used to ensure their bottom line. After resigning from the company in 2008, Potter became insurance providers’ worst nightmare.

At a touring free clinic in rural Virginia, Potter saw thousands of uninsured people being treated on the ground, in parking lots and even in barns. S...

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Postal workers rally this afternoon; and a former health insurance insider reveals the truth about for-profit health insurance

09/27/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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On the first part of today's program we'll talk with three members of the Letter Carrier's Union about rallies scheduled across the country today in every congressional district to oppose proposals to cut service. Our guests are all members of the National Association of Letter carriers. They are Al Freedman the state vice president, Alan Peacock who is president of the Tampa local and Joe Henschen who is executive vice president of the Pinellas Park local. FMI http://www.saveamericaspostalse...

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Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Last Night In New Hampshire

06/14/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear excerpts of last night's GOP Presidential candidates debate followed by your comments on the debate.

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Former Health Exec Tells Inside Secrets Of Insurance Industry

12/15/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll talk with Wendell Potter, the former CIGNA public relations executive who has left the company and now come out as a critic of the tactics used by the country’s health insurance companies to undermine health reform in the US.

Earlier this week:

Opponents of the health care overhaul scored a first major legal victory on Monday when a federal judge in Virginia ruled that Congress had overstepped its constitutional authority by o...

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