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Dec 19: Healthcare – so NOW what??!! A doctor’s view
Dec 19th, 2009 by Sam

December 19, 2009

Segments 1 & 2: Single payer healthcare

Dr. Geoff Clark, retired medical doctor who practiced in New Hampshire for over 30 years, will tell us why he thinks “single payer” is still the best system for America. With feeling! And perhaps shed some light on why the American Medical Association is against it, what other things they’ve been against, and where the heck we go from here!

The following links were provided by Dr. Clark:

Worldwide statistics on health:

Infoplease – Health and Social Statistics

World Health Organization – Health Statistics and health information systems

Polls of doctors on Single Payer Healthcare that show broad support:

Western PA Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare (numerous polls, including Kaiser Health, Time Magazine, Grove Insight Opinion Research, New York Times/CBS News)

New Hampshire Medical Society: Two thirds of New Hampshire physicians, including 81% of primary care clinicians, indicated they “would favor a simplified payor system in which public funds, collected through taxes, were used to pay directly for services to meet the basic healthcare needs of all citizens.”

On whether the American Medical Association represents doctors:

Position on single payer Liasson reports that AMA opposes any public plan, ignoring AMA’s inconsistency | Media Matters for America

Percent of Physicians as members NBC’s Guthrie falsely suggests AMA represents “the nation’s doctors” | Media Matters for America

Other Physician Organizations:

Physicians for a National Health Program

National Physicians Alliance

This American Life Programs

#391 This American Life

#392 This American Life

Segment 3: Thoughts from Cause and Effect World

Sometimes we try to get a little deeper, a little more profound, here on The Samantha Clemens Show. So naturally, we turn to a self-described “recovering lawyer” to take us down that path. Don Leka, who a Musician as well as a Recovering Lawyer, shares his essay “Liberate Yourself and Enjoy the Holidays.” But how, Don? How?

Podcast

Case studies comparing House and Senate healthcare bills
Nov 17th, 2009 by Sam

from the NYT

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=49728&vid=1&pid=641730

Nov 14: Stupak amendment & coming out of the closet on abortion
Nov 14th, 2009 by Sam

  • Are you kidding me?? No coverage for abortions in the healthcare exchange??? Really??? We’re
    supposed to go out and get supplemental coverage??? No matter if we end up married to a
    crazy man who doesn’t believe in either birth control or abortion, yet wants to have sex?
    Even if there is birth control failure? Does anyone PLAN for an abortion?
  • The women least able to have a kid (earning less than minimum wage*, for example), least
    likely to have employer-paid health-care coverage, and least able to afford birth control, are
    now not going to be covered for abortions in the exchange?? They have to go buy separate
    coverage??
  • THIS IS NUTS folks! And everyone who had needed an abortion, or knows someone who
    needed and abortion, understands this…. It’s time to come out of the closet and deal with it
    folks!

Podcast

Oct 10: Healthcare
Oct 10th, 2009 by Sam

Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare.

Podcast

Sep 26: On-the-street interviews with Europeans on healthcare
Sep 26th, 2009 by Sam

  • Moral obligation of pharmaceutical companies to make vaccines in case of a pandemic
  • On-the-street interviews with Europeans: Do they think we have the best healthcare system in the woooorrrrld? (Guess.)
  • Tom Clark, Director of the Center for Naturalism and moderator of the Harvard Book Store Philosophy Cafe – Should there be an Economic Bill of Rights?

Podcast

Aug 22: Framing the conversation about healthcare
Aug 22nd, 2009 by Sam

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Jun 6th: Rev Katherine Ragsdale, Episcopalian Divinity School
Jun 6th, 2009 by Sam

The Samantha Clemens Show: Rev Katherine Ragsdale; Craig Sandler

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