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(2016/02/19) The illness at the heart of our for-profit health care system

February 20, 201675 min
Edition #992 Today we look at how corporations have worked diligently to maximize the profits of insurance and pharmaceutical companies at the expense of America’s general health and budget and then used those profits to buy politicians to ensure the system never changes   Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Is Pharma the Most Evil Industry? (w: Josh Zepps) - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date 09-28-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: Get Up and Go - Broadcast 2000 00:05:49 Ch. 4: Act 2: HUGE Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Universal Healthcare - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date 01-20-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: Until the Water Goes Down - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin 00:09:32 Ch. 6: Act 3: Hillary Fights Dirty on Healthcare! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-13-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: 1901 - Phoenix 00:17:14 Ch. 8: Act 4: Dr. Sidney Wolfe talks on the vultures of Big Pharma and how they rigged the system - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 1-16-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club 00:31:36 Ch. 10: Act 5: Hillary, FOR Single Payer Until She's Suddenly Against It... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 01-14-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Ask Your Doctor - Don Arbor 00:38:04 Ch. 12: Act 6: Howard Dean Becomes Health Care Lobbyist, Suddenly Against Single Payer Healthcare - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-20-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: Profit - The Mammals 00:42:50 Ch. 14: Act 7: The True Price Of Prescription Drugs - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-02-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) - Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand 00:47:23 Ch. 16: Act 8: How the Health Insurance Industry Fights Single Payer - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-14-16 Ch. 17: Song 8: It Goes On and On - The Avett Brothers 00:51:29 Ch. 18: Act 9: Actually, UK's National Healthcare Is Excellent - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-07-15 01:01:01 Ch. 19: Final comments on the last 3 1/2 weeks of focus on the problem with our economic system Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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