2017 Election results locally and some nationally

Democrats are claiming a blue wave washed over the US. Is that true? According to Ballotpedia, Elections [were]  held in 59 of the 100 largest cities by population in 2017. This includes elections for 36 mayoral offices, 31 municipal officials other than mayor, 367 city council seats, and 50 special district officials. This represents an increase from 25… Read more »

Best Way to Sign Up for Obamacare? A Navigator Might Help You Save Money

Radioactivity October 27, 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—is Obamacare going away or collapsing? No. Despite some efforts in Congress—the ACA is still with us. The sign up period begins Wednesday, November 1st. If you have questions about signing up for the ACA or if you have a moderate income… Read more »

A Business Owner Says Single Payer, Medicare For All Is the Answer to the Nation’s Health Insurance Crisis

Radioactivity Wednesday 10 25 17. Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— a successful business owner in Pennsylvania is convinced that the answer to our health insurance problem is single payer — a Medicare for all system in the US. Later we’ll find out why a leading conservative is quitting the US Senate…. Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Sept. 28 – health care reporter Jay Kaiser & Steve Almond,author of “Against Football”

Everyone wants to cut drug prices, so why isn’t that happening on Capitol  Hill? Kaiser Health News reporter Jay Kaiser came on MidPoint for the first portion of the show and discussed why there are multiple bills in Congress to reduce the price of prescription drugs, yet nothing is happening. We then move on to… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Sept. 21 – Kathy Castor on GOP Senate bill, National Weather Service issues and FEA lawsuit

On today’s program, we spoke with Joanne McCall, president of the Florida Education Association, about a recent lawsuit the union filed against the state dept. of Education and its 67 school boards. The FEA is challenging as discriminatory part of a 2015 law that ties teacher bonuses to their college entrance exam scores. We spoke with… Read more »

Women’s Show – Jessica Mason Pieklo on Women’s Health; Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude”

Score one for the little people…  all your protests and Indivisible groups demanding to be heard by your senators has paid off… We have beaten back the latest version of TrumpCare.  Celebrate, but do not assume this is the last chapter.  Mitch McConnell has already suggested repeal only and Trump is keen on that.  So… Read more »

RAW DEAL by Steven Hill

Is Uber’s Business Model Heading for Collapse?

The American Health Care Act stalls in the Senate The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” is in trouble after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote Tuesday on legislation aimed at fulfilling the pledge. The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump… Read more »

Karen Clay, co-chair Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology

Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens People with Disabilities

Senate Republicans are quietly moving forward with plans to pass a health care bill In the U.S. right now, the number of people without health insurance has been falling since the passing of Obamacare, but that trend could be reversed now that Republicans want to repeal it. The new plan could take away health insurance… Read more »

Protest against Trumpcare at Dennis Ross’ Lakeland office

There have been protests in Florida and elsewhere against Congress members who voted for the American Health Care Act on Thursday. Debbie King is a community organizer with Organize Florida. She’s helping to lead what’s called: “Emergency Protest No Trumpcare” Friday afternoon in Lakeland.   Facebook live video:   From AP: ‘The Republicans’ health care victory… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, April 27 – Ben Pollara from United for Care and Christian Ziegler, Sarasota County GOP Committeeman

With a little more than a week to go before the Florida Legislature calls for an end of the session,  negotiations are still taking place on the final language in the Florida House regarding a medical marijuana bill. Amendment Two was overwhelmingly approved by Floridians at the ballot box last November, yet advocates for the… Read more »

Doctors for the 99 Percent march from Zuccotti Park to St. Vincent's Hospital to demand its reopening and health care for all. October 26, 2011

Mike Fox Discusses Medicare for All on Radioactivity Friday

Renewed effort by activists to win support for Medicare for All Changes in the Affordable Care Act are stalled in Washington as Republicans cannot agree how to go forward. That’s despite President Trump’s promise that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something that would cover everyone, while also reducing premiums… Read more »

Healthcare system represented as gears

Rick Ford with Floridians for Health Care on Radioactivity Friday

Failure of Republican Health Care Plan Draws New Interest to Single Payer / Medicare for All Almost everyone agrees our health care system needs improvement, and there are growing calls for a single payer health care system in the U.S. Rob Lorei talks with some Florida single payer activists. President Trump and his fellow Republicans… Read more »

Tarpon Springs rally supports keeping Obamacare

Thursday morning in Tarpon Springs about 20 people held signs opposing Trumpcare; Paul Robinson is an emergency doctor and a pediatrician living in Tarpon Springs. “In Florida today, 2.6-million children are covered under Medicaid and our version of CHIP, which is called Florida Kid Care. The marketplace, under Obamacare, added another 122,000 covered children. So between… Read more »