In a last effort of the Trump administration, a full month after losing the November 3rd election and hidden behind cries of a “rigged election”, Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services launched an experiment with the goal of fully privatizing Medicare. Diane Archer, President of Just Care USA, recently exposed this experiment, and her […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine changes direction, at least a little bit, from our typical science-related topics. But it does relate to the coronavirus. Why were nursing homes hit so hard by COVID-19? Our guest is Barbara Bowers, professor and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing at UW-Madison. With some background and […]
A crowd of about a hundred gathered at the Capitol building Sunday afternoon to join Madison’s March for Medicaid. The protest was hosted by the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign and the Nonviolent Medicaid Army along with more than a dozen other local advocacy groups. Demonstrators protested inequitable healthcare and other disparities highlighted by the pandemic. […]
After claiming on the campaign that he wouldn’t touch Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security, acting-President Trump’s latest budget proposal guts all three. Jan talks with Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, author, advisor to Congress, and with a 40-year background in Social Security and private pensions, about the programs and how they can and […]
Today we bring you another two-part episode! First, we hear from members of The Left Berlin about the rise of neo-Nazism and fascist groups in Germany. Then, an update on the future of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid with Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works.
Changes to our health care system will affect millions of American citizens who are dependent on accessible and affordable health insurance. Republicans are determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but haven’t yet found a good solution as to how to accomplish that. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation gives his […]