Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Robert Pollin: Medicare For All, With Money To Spare

A new study out of PERI recently took a look at the impact of implementing a Medicare For All healthcare system. Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, Robert Pollin, joins RJ Eskow to discuss.

New Legislation Could End Big Pharma’s Price Gouging In America

Big Pharma’s price gouging is finally on the radar for our elected officials, but will new legislation be able to overcome the massive money that drug companies give both Democrats and Republicans? Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this.

Defective Medical Devices Made in the U.S. are Injuring Patients Overseas

There was a time when a label that stated “Made in the USA” was an assurance of quality, reliability, and safety. Not anymore. Patients in other parts of the world who are implanted with American-made medical devices such as artificial joints, stents, heart valves, and more are suffering needlessly...

Drug Companies Lobbying To Raise Drug Prices For Senior Citizens

Major pharmaceutical companies just can’t seem to get enough cash, and they are now lobbying the federal government to get Medicare drug discounts for senior citizens thrown out! This is an absolutely disgusting move by an industry that is clearly putting profits ahead of people, but that has been...

Prominent Medical Researcher Falsified Data on Stem Cell Therapy

In 2001, Dr. Piero Anversa, a prominent and well-respected scientist specializing in regenerative medicine, published a report indicating that certain stem cells found in bone marrow could be used to repair damaged heart tissue.  However, further research failed to confirm his findings, casting aspersions on his claims.  Last week,...

Huge Majority Of Americans Say They Want Medicare For All

According to the latest round of polling, an overwhelming majority of American citizens say that they want a Medicare for All policy in this country, something that appears to be at odds with most of our elected officials.But this poll proves one thing – Medicare for All is...

If Harry Truman Had His Way With Medicare For All Charlene Dill and Countless Others Would Still Be Alive

Medicare for all isn't a new idea, it was proposed by Harry Truman over a half century ago. Would Charlene Dill and the countless Americans like her have been able to experience those very American rights, life, liberty and the American Dream if they had access to healthcare? Thom...

RJ Eskow’s Radical Take On Big Pharma

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow discusses why Big Pharma, in its present form, should be dismantled and taken over by the people.

The US For-Profit Healthcare System Ranks DEAD LAST In Performance

According to a new report, the United States’ healthcare system ranks last among those of other industrialized nations in terms of care and performance. The big difference between the US and the other countries studied is the fact that the US has no form of universal coverage or option,...

This Bill Would Help Us Afford Prescription Drugs

RJ Eskow is joined by Steven Knievel, an advocate for Public Citizen's Access to Medicines Program, to discuss how Big Pharma is overcharging for prescription drugs and a new bill that could make medications more affordable.