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(2015/10/06) Where the market should not be allowed to tread (Health Care)

October 6, 201570 min
Edition #958
Today we take a look at the destructive influence of the market on pharmaceuticals and some ideas on reigning in the system for the betterment of all
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Proof That Obamacare is Working Getting Really Hard to Ignore - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 08-15-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: Chicago - Plusplus

00:04:36 Ch. 4: Act 2: Failures of the free market in drug development - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-25-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Heirloom - The Black Atlantic

00:15:12 Ch. 6: Act 3: 5500% Price Increase on AIDS Drug Canceled After Outrage - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-24-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: The Shine - Jahzzar

00:21:02 Ch. 8: Act 4: Is Pharma the Most Evil Industry? (w/ @JoshZepps) - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 09-28-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Kerouak - Plusplus

00:28:38 Ch. 10: Act 5: Get the Corporations out of Medicare! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-27-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Springish - Gillicuddy

00:35:59 Ch. 12: Act 6: The Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 via @DemandProgress & @OpenCongress - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:39:10 Ch. 14: Act 7: .@RishiManchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-15-14

00:57:29 Ch. 15: Advocating for sustainable change in your cities - Ryan from Pheonix
01:01:21 Ch. 16: On giving advice - Eric from South Carolina
01:05:08 Ch. 17: Trench-coated white kids and religious leaders - Brad from Dallas, TX
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:27 Ch. 18: Final comments on how to prove racism is a factor when trying to explain it away
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: The Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 via @DemandProgress & @OpenCongress
Take Action:
Sign the Demand Progress petition to Congress: "Tell Congress to pass Bernie Sanders's bill to rein in prescription drug costs!”
Track the legislation & contact legislators: in the Senate & in the House via
Additional Activism/Resources:
Send your legislator a letter through
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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