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How do we take back our healthcare system? Doctor turned journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal is back to discuss solutions for fixing out of control healthcare costs.


A conversation with doctor turned journalist, Elisabeth Rosenthal about her new book, An American Sickness, How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back.

What’s the best way to fix health care?  

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of corporate lobbying, and how it is influencing the Republican Party's economic and healthcare policies.

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s sweeping tax cuts. His administration plans to cut the top tax rate from over 39 percent to 33 percent. Several outlets are reporting on how the tax cuts will affect you. Many conclude that the numbers don’t add up.

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One of President Trump’s very first official acts was to sign an executive order stating it will be the policy of his Administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The way it was phrased was kind of like those Bay Area ballot measures that may or may not make a difference, like, “The San Francisco Board of Supervisors denounce the war in Iraq”; in other words, it doesn’t actually put anything definitive into effect. But Congress is already responding to that, and opponents of the ACA are looking for ways to cut costs.

On the July 27th edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark government program by discussing its achievements and challenges.

On the June 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA’s federal subsidies.

  

  

What do you want to know about Medi-cal?

Dec 9, 2013

On the next Your Call, we're continuing our conversation about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for you. This time we’re focusing on Medical. As California’s program prepares for a major expansion, doctors say they can’t accept new patients because it doesn’t pay enough. So how will state serve the additional two million people expected to join the program? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

  

Daniel Moore

Millions of Americans have received letters from insurance companies in the last few months, cancelling their health plans. It’s part of the transition to the Affordable Care Act, and it’s sparked anger and confusion. President Obama has been trying to address the concerns. Last month, he said this:

“…virtually every insurer is offering new, better plans and competing for these folks’ business. I realize that can be scary for people if they just get some notice like that.  So we've got to make sure that we're getting them the right information.”

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):
Issues Re Businesses and Employees and Covered California.

Guests:  Employment Law attorney Theodora Lee, and Mark Herbert, Project and Outreach Manager of Small Business Majority.

Listeners please call with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

Work with Marty Nemko 10/20/13

Oct 20, 2013

Interview with Dr. Paul Ruggieri, author of "Confessions of a Surgeon"