Hooman Norchashm is a cardio-thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia who has gotten fed up with the way his medical profession — and other health-related industries, such as insurance companies — treat patients. Norchashm has called for the creation of a new patient’s union, or in Norchashm’s own more militant terms, “a strike force” to fight for […]
Wednesday marks the first day of open enrollment in health care plans through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for 2018. Despite GOP efforts over the past months to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the program remains largely unchanged. WORT producer Nina Kravinsky asked ABC for Health Executive Director Bobby Peterson what you need […]
In our first segment, Ken Robinson joins to discuss how health care changes will affect his work. Robinson is a certified nursing assistant and SEIU member who works at a 150-resident nursing home in Milwaukee where sixty percent of the residents receive Medicaid. Our second segment features Cathy Myers, a Janesville School Board member who […]
Speaker Paul Ryan canceled a vote on the American Health Care Act Friday. The vote was planned for 2:30 P.M. (CT) after being delayed twice on Thursday. On Friday afternoon Ryan went to the White House to discuss dropping the GOP healthcare plan when it was evident the bill did not have enough votes to […]
Congressional Budget Office estimates 24 million people would lose their health insurance under Trumpcare. However that was before recent amendments by the Freedom Caucus made further cuts into Medicaid and Obamacare.
On the seventh anniversary of Obamacare we speak with John Peacock about the GOP health care bill that might replace it. We discuss the political aim of the Freedom Caucus, the pitfalls of Trumpcare, and how it will affect Wisconsin. Mr. Peacock is the research director for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.