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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 authorit...


Health Care Debate Heats Up listen

11/17/10 Kimberly Vlach
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tuesday night, members of the Pinellas County Medical Association met at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg where two doctors debated health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Dr. David McKalip and Dr. Mona Mangat went head-to-head for nearly two hours. McKalip, a neurosurgeon, calls for its repeal. Mangat, a physician specializing in allergies and asthma, supports it and sees it as a first step in reform.

Both agree that insurance companies are hurti...


Castor - new bill would pay seniors in lieu of cost of living increase listen

10/27/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Earlier this month, the US Social Security Administration announced that, once again, it won’t increase payments to seniors to reflect the rising cost of living. One US Member of Congress from Tampa is pushing for funds to help offset the increased cost of living for seniors – if it can escape Republicans.

For the third year in a row, the Social Security Administration won’t budge on the amount it pays out to seniors and others who rely on the system. US Member of Congress Kathy Cas...


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