Morning John on Trump’s executive order attacking healthcare subsidies, Mayim Bialik writes a victim-blaming New York Times op-ed, women, trans, and nonbinary people post “me too” on social media to convey the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment. Mayim Bialik Photo by N4chavez courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
John is in the studio to talk Tom Price and his private planes, Success Academy claims that it’s not subject to Freedom of Information Law requests, and catching up on a whole lot of listener mail. Photo courtesy of District office of Tom Price via Wikimedia Commons    
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and we’re spending the whole show on healthcare. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Lilo Stainton joins the show to discuss the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare, the possibility of bipartisan cooperation, increased public interest in healthcare, and more.
John is in the studio, and we catch up on the healthcare vote.   Public Option Photo by Nanci Pelosi courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The future of the ACA is left in doubt with the Senate’s vote.
Morning John on the tentative death of the Senate healthcare bill, school based health clinics face budget cuts in New York City, and catching up on listener mail. Mitch McConnell Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel — one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch — offers his take on the most recent version of the GOP’s health care bill, meant to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act. In addition to taking away key provisions that have become popular to many, it also basically amounts to a large tax cut for wealthier Americans. Music featured in the episode: “Untitled” by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel — one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch — discusses the demise of the Affordable Health Care Act, the alternative to Obamacare put forth by President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan. She also discusses some of the fallout, as well as thoughts on the alternative being proposed now by Bernie Sanders. Music featured in the episode: “Untitled” by Tiny Victories
Healthcare reporter Lilo Stainton of NJ Spotlight joins the program to discuss New Jersey’s high rankings on the Commonwealth Fund’s Healthcare Scorecards, how the state’s wealth factors in, and what the potential replacement of Obamacare could change.
Dr. Steve Billet is back, this time to discuss issues with the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act and the lack of self examination on the part of Democrats.
The House GOP releases its repeal and replace plan, and Trump rolls out his new Muslim ban. Photo credit: By United States Congress – U.S. Government Printing Office, Public Domain
Trump doesn’t even pretend to avoid conflicts of interest as president, the Senate paves the way to dismantle the ACA, and the terrifying implications of Trump saying “I won.”