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Fresh update on "medicare" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Gen. Don Bolduc (Ret.) Discusses New Hampshire Politics
"The granite state general Don bulldog. Welcome back to America first. Well, hello, sir. How are you? And I hope you listen as well. Yeah, we're preparing for Thanksgiving. We're having debates as to which is the best pie I can't decide between apple pie and pecan pie, but we've got bigger issues to discuss today. So I love the granite state I spent every summer there and offered my winters as well. I'm so sad the old man of the mountain fell off the mountain above franconia, more than a decade ago, but will you help us understand because we still can't work out the fetterman success in Pennsylvania, pennsylvanians, what have you done? Can you tell us what happened to you and what the people of New Hampshire did? Well, I think basically what happened was, you know, $56 million spent by senator Hanson on lies. And the lives were targeted based off of abortion, social security and Medicare. I saw them doing that across the nation. Marilyn's 8 by ten, people getting them every day, you know, she did for every one of my commercials, she did 5. And the money playing out the lies, I think, had a lot to do with it. It's fear. It's uncertainty. It created that in the younger generation, created that amongst women in the elderly, and then the fact that the Democrats do very well here in New Hampshire by taking advantage of same day voter registration and mail in balloting.
Fresh update on "medicare" discussed on The Readout Loud
"So in your store you cite previous examples of legislative threats to the drug industry, for instance, the run up to the Affordable Care Act at the end of the 2000s, where pharma's lobbying efforts were much, much more successful. What was different this time around? Well, I think, as I talked to experts about this, one kind of trend that they noted was that there is this kind of rise of populism in recent years. So big business like pharma is kind of less popular, less influential with both Republicans and Democrats. But I think this was kind of the two decade kind of culmination of this drum beat about high drug prices. Nancy Pelosi, who's pushed this policy for a long time, is the end of her tenure. In Congress in leadership, and she kind of realized that this was the last chance to get this done. And I think pharma has argued for a long time that pursuing a policy like this would dry up their research budgets that it would hurt innovation. And I think at some point, lawmakers just reached a point where they didn't believe that those consequences were severe as drug makers had told them. And so they decided to move forward anyway. And pharma had the best kind of argument in favor of their industry that they could even hope for with the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines, but they still weren't able to capitalize and turn that into political currency into influence into a coalition to defend them on Capitol Hill against this policy. And it was a lost opportunity and kind of the culmination of anti pharma sentiment that's been brewing on the hill for a very long time. It's now said a bit of a clock ticking. I mean, starting in 2025, the government will be able to negotiate drug prices. It will start out on a limited basis, but there's, you know, there is a time frame in sight. So what is pharma doing now? Are there any efforts to modify or try to repeal the law? So industries certainly has tweaks that they'd like to see the law around the edges, but they're not really very optimistic that that's actually going to happen this year or even next year because Democrats still control the legislature right now and President Biden is still in charge and there's not a whole lot of incentive for them to change their law to be more favorable to the industry. So it's possible one or two of those tweaks would sneak through, but even pharma CEO was kind of managing expectations at the stat summit. This month, saying that he wasn't particularly optimistic that there are going to be able to get any substantive policy through. On the regulatory side, they are lobbying Medicare to try in their words to make sure that regulators don't make this bad law in their view a worse law for their industry. So they're having conversations or having roundtables, but ultimately their influence is pretty limited in that area. So if they do decide to escalate at some point, they could file lawsuit, litigate against the administration, but that whole fight is a little ways down the road right now because we haven't really seen the rule making start around this law. So Rachel, over the last couple of months, you've reported on turmoil inside bio, which is the BioTech industries lobbying arm. Now we have pharma's influential waning. This seems like a particularly low point for the BioPharma industries influence in D.C.. What does the future look like? Yeah, I think that's a really good point. And I do just want to say that I think bios situation had a lot of other internal dynamics going on that had nothing to do with this drug pricing. Law. But I think it's certainly true that both organizations are looking weaker than they have in a very long time. And I think part of the future depends on kind of what lessons lawmakers learn from going after the industry in this way. If they don't feel like they see any consequences from it, then I think the future of lobbying from their side. It just loses a lot of credibility. If there really aren't measurable consequences for innovation, it's just kind of a hard squishy thing to quantify. So it's going to be a tough uphill battle for industry to kind of show how a law that is going to lower costs for some seniors is actually a bad thing. So I think that's one trend to watch and also certainly the leadership at bio kind of what direction they go next is going to be really important as well because I think they are in a pretty precarious position moving forward and have to be very careful with what they choose. So I think there's definitely some challenges, some uphill battles ahead. But I'll be here in D.C. covering it. Well, Rachel, thank you for joining us. Yeah, thanks for having me. That does it for another episode
America Has a Lot Going On...
"So Elon Musk just invited Donald Trump back on to Twitter, but is it going to matter? Is he going to go? I have said all along, he set up the whole thing as a rival. This may be an olive branch. And it's not Elon's fault. That comes just a little too late. Hello, everyone. Welcome to the program. I am Trisha, and we're going to talk about that. Plus, Kevin McCarthy is making some big plans there at the house and there's going to be some big changes coming to the House intelligence committee, which probably needed to happen. And we're going to explain exactly what they are. Welcome. I'm trusting this is a Trish Regan show portions of today's program are brought to you by legacy precious metals. I encourage you to go to legacy precious metals today, go to legacy p.m. investments dot com actually slash Trish and sign up. We're going to have another one of these discussions, wonderful discussions. You, me, the CEO of the company talking about the challenges in America faces right now. But the only way you can participate in that and it's all for free is to go to legacy p.m. investments dot com slash Trish today or go to my website and I'll make sure that you get the invite. If you sign up for my newsletter at Trish Intel dot com, again, it's Trish Intel dot com. Sign up for the newsletter. Okay, we got a lot going on. We get a lot going on. Donald Trump may be back on Twitter. I doubt it, but he's still on truth. We get Kevin McCarthy planning big, big changes, which are important right now in our House Intel committee, and we've gotten a country that's really hurting, still, America. We love this country. I love this country. I know you love this country. And we're struggling. We're struggling because we've got a very uncertain economic future, but I'll tell you this. We can not lose hope. It's really important to stay focused to know what the goal is. And I'll tell you, especially if you're a senior, especially if you're a senior because there's so much bad stuff out there, but I know that you probably know deep down. That if we work together, we will be a stronger America together because that's how it happens, right? And history has proven that. It's why I'd love to see you join forces with an organization. I think it's just incredible, and they're doing such incredible things. And it's the American association of mature American citizens. The association of mature American citizens. Also known as amac, by the way, you can go find them at amac dot U.S. slash Regan today. It is an organization that really exists to enrich the lives of seniors. Uphold the freedoms for all Americans by pushing and fighting for conservative causes, we need people out there standing up for those conservative causes. And you can be part of this membership comes with all kinds of great things you get. Cell phone plan discounts and restaurant discounts and the hotel discounts so go today. It's just $16 a year and you're going to be able to join forces with more than 2 million people that care is passionately as I know you do as I do. About this nation and you'll get advice on Medicare and financial planning and all that good stuff.
Republican Senators Prep for Leadership Positions
"Which committees, will you be the senior Republican on? Will it be on a Homeland Security? Would be the one that would be most senior on this one. We're still waiting senator Rand Paul has seniority over me by a couple of years and that committee. He also has seniority in the community with health education, labor and pension. So he has the opportunity to be able to pick which one of those he wants to be ranking member. He gets the first selection. If he chooses the health committee health education labor inventions, I'll be the senior member in Homeland Security. So we'll wait and have his final selection there. But we move up the die as quite a bit in the finance committee dealing with tax portrayed with all things Medicare Medicaid and trying to be able to resolve the long-term issues there to make those structurally sound. So there are several committees that I'll say very engaged with. You
Democrats Gain New Squad Members
"Greg sees her of Texas says that Texas working families quote deserve a progressive Democrat like Greg, who will show up and fight for fight for them because of his roots as a labor organizer. I know Greg and I will work together to organize year round and deliver on Medicare for All good jobs and climate justice. This is one of the squad members said. Then you have Maxwell frost right here in Orlando said, as a national organizer with the ACLU, I pushed Joe Biden to agree to abolish the Hyde amendment and act that has limited abortion access for millions of people. I organized in the movement that restored voting rights to 1.6 million floridians with previous felonies. I've let thousands of young activists and the fight against gun violence as the national organizing director of March of our lives. Here's what some release said as a Pennsylvania state legislator and dedicated organizer activist and advocate for social justice. She has fought tirelessly to lift up movements and bring real change to her community.
Biden is 'not buying' that Democrats may lose in midterms
"President Biden is pushing U.S. voters to support Democrats in the midterm elections warning that legacy programs like social security could be at stake President Biden listed his administration's accomplishments including penalizing drug companies for sharp spikes in prices A $2000 cap on out of pocket medical expenses and a $35 a month cap on insulin at a rally in Joliet Illinois with some protesters outside I love those signs when I came in Socialism Skip me a break What idiots Biden warned that many GOP candidates have plans to undo all of that And cut into Medicare and social security We didn't have social security The poverty rate for those over 65 would be four times what it is now But the president's comments Friday on energy are still reverberating when he said the administration plans to shut down coal and oil plants and focus instead on wind and solar energy I'm Jackie Quinn
Brian Riedl and Charlie Discuss Biden's Massive Deficit
"Left in a set of circumstances where if our leaders don't actually make prudent fiscal decisions and balance the budget or we're not going to have a balanced budget in the near future, but at least get this under control, I mean, you could talk about a currency reset. You could talk about the mass elimination of wealth because then you have such a disconnect between actual asset prices and the amount of dollar bills. So no one actually knows what anything is worth. Because I mean, there was this story in the 1970s when we had mass inflation where you used to go buy feed if you're a rancher and literally they would cross out prices on the feed bags because over a week because they couldn't keep up with the inflation. So quickly. So just more just expand on this more, the reckless deficit spending that our regime has been focused on in both political parties the last 20 years is finally materializing in Americans pocketbooks. Yeah, exactly. I mean, it's 20 to 30 years of not carrying it all about deficits is catching up to us. And this is the result of Republicans and Democrats. Mainly, it's actually driven by social security and Medicare. The social security and Medicare systems are going to run a $116 trillion shortfall over the next 30 years. That's basically the entire deficit. And so if we don't reform that, we have a huge deficits, which can lead to huge inflation if we try to monetize it. But here's something even scarier. Interest rates are rising. And that number I told you about a $114 trillion over 30 years, that assumes low interest rates. And here's a scary statistic. Every percentage point that interest rates will rise for the government is going to add $30 trillion in interest costs over 30 years.
Biden hits campaign trail, blasting Republicans in Florida
"One week before the midterm elections President Biden is campaigning hard and tearing into Republicans I'm Ben Thomas with a look at what he's saying For the first time in ten years senior getting an increase in their social security checks So checks are going to be out in Medicare payments are going to be down On a trip to Florida Biden denounced Republican plans to repeal his inflation reduction act scrapping price caps on prescription drugs and out of pocket medical expenses He also zeroed in on a proposal to sunset all federal legislation after 5 years For every 5 years the Congress has to vote to reauthorize social security The authorized goes away Would have to vote to reauthorize Medicare adding You would pay the social security your whole life you earned it Now these guys want to take it away Who in the hell do they think they are Excuse my language At an event for Charlie Crist the democratic candidate for governor Biden slammed Republican governor Ron DeSantis as Donald Trump incarnate and accused him of demonizing the LGBTQ population The president wrapped up his first event saying and God gives some of our Republican friends some enlightenment Thank you I'm Ben Thomas
Joe Biden: Republicans Want to Eliminate Social Security, Medicare
"Republicans want to eliminate social security and Medicare And how do we know that Because the Democrats keep saying it Which Republicans I keep asking the question which one There's such liars ladies and gentlemen they drive up the cost of your food they drive up the cost of housing they drive up interest rates They drive up the cost of fuel they create shortages of electricity shortages of home heating fuel We're going to have lines for cars for gasoline It's just matter of time It's just a matter of time They're on a suicide pact but unfortunately they're trying to drag us down with them So here's Biden he's hoping he's trying this has got to work carvel said on TV Keep accusing the Republicans of trying to get rid of social security and Medicare So when was that bill introduced Never Cut 7 go Democrats are going to protect social security Medicare Republicans have been very clear They've stated boldly that they want to cut social security and Medicare And to the point that they'll shut down the government they say and send the nation into default which raises price for everyone if we do not cut social security and Medicare I ain't going to do it Oh he's brave He's not going to do something that they're not going to do
David Schweikert: Biden Has Weaponized Every Level of the Government
"You know that the problem I have with this again being a former federal agent myself I mean I did this exact job description GS 1811 federal investigator It's a different agency but it's the same description but the issue I have with it is there's an opportunity cost to this stuff You know when the FBI spends a lot of its time you know investigating pro lifers On January 6 people some of who were just there at the rally and had nothing to do with any of the illegal behavior And then spends a bunch of time you know four years investigating Donald Trump congressman there's a cost to the foregone opportunity You know miss terrorists you know drugs at the border There's a cost to this It's just not free Well look I do mostly taxes I'm a ways and means God I'm a senior Republican over social security So I do Medicare financing I do taxes I do trade I do the geeky stuff I'm really good at math I'm not necessarily good at screaming at people And well I am So there you go We're a perfect match This is like Oscar and Felix I'm sorry go ahead I didn't mean to interrupt you Yeah In some ways we are the odd couple Think about what's going on and in some ways this goes back to the first day of the Obama administration It was the weaponization of every level of government So you had fun from it works as a park service Well it turns out that person used to be a political appointee and the Obama administration was so brilliant It took all these tens of thousands of political folks and converted them into covered employees So you can't fire them And now we're sitting here a decade later and you're wondering why the Trump administration had so much battle to get the littlest thing done or why every time you turn there's another Republican getting investigated They're getting brutalized
Phil Kerpen: The Harm Created by COVID Vaccine Mandates
"I think that the original vaccines were pretty good for the virus at the time A lot of people want to attack Trump and say you know the vaccine is that he claims credit for it actually was a terrible thing I mean I think the vaccine when it came out worked really well for the virus that we had at that time The virus changed The vaccine protection didn't last as long as we thought it would And it took them forever to update the thing And by the time they updated they didn't have time to do any testing And so they've made a total mess of it in my opinion And I think that the other thing that's changed in is almost everyone's had the virus now So it's just not the same kind of urgent situation where you need to cut corners or rush things through and you could go through a full process now would be we're really not in an emergency even though they keep renewing the emergency and then the other thing that's a real national embarrassment global embarrassment is we're like one of the last countries in the world that still has a vaccine mandate for international travelers It's us China North Korea Pakistan Indonesia Philips and Libya Seriously that's like the entire list other than like a few random islands We're discharging people from the military if they don't want the vaccine and we've still got vaccine mandates for federal employees Almost crazy stuff vaccine mandates if you want to work in head star vaccine mandates if you want to work in any healthcare setting in the United States basically that gets Medicare and Medicaid dollars And everyone admits that the vaccines don't stop transmission So what are we doing What are we doing that these mandates are still in
Inflation Bites Biden Again
"A look. I want you to see this because Joe Biden is trying to spin this in a way that, frankly, I just find offensive. I told you he'd do it though. I told you he'd say, hey, guess what? Look at this shiny, bright little toy over here. We got an increase like you never seen in social security. We have that buddy. You have that because you got inflation that's totally out of control. Here we go. So folks. Seniors are going to get an inflation next year. For the first time in ten years, the social security checks will go up while their Medicare premiums go down. Here's my final point. We've got an election in the month. Voters have to decide Democrats are working to bring down the cost of things and to talk about around the kitchen table from prescription drugs to health insurance to energy bills and so much more. We're standing up for working people and the right to get a raise and get a better job. We publish a campaign every day on an agenda to raise your cost. Excuse me. I'm sorry, but the Democrats are somehow helping to alleviate concerns about gas prices. Again, excuse me, have you seen gas prices? I mean, this is a song and this is like, you know what this is like, this is like having James Taylor. Play at The White House to celebrate how inflation is lower when in fact it's actually higher. Is this like a reverse psychology thing? I'm sorry, guys. You know what? I'm tired of it. I really am. And you know what? It's not gonna work. It's not gonna work because Americans get it. Americans know how much they're paying at the gas pump. Americans know that they're paying nearly a 100% more. Just this year, since January, for a dozen eggs, I mean, this is out of control and this president needs to own up to what it really is about. And
Tulsi Gabbard Becoming a Republican Is a Bad Idea
"Let's go through her record, just show before you get too enamored with her. And tell me if I'm wrong. I mean, I want to get your reaction to Tulsi Gabbard's announcement. And I want to see what you think about my reaction as well. One 806 5 5 mic. Let's just take a little Gander. Let's take a stroll down the Tulsi gabard policy list. Climate change. She wants to mandate an end to the use of fossil fuels by 2050. She wants to ban fracking. She wants tuition free community college and free public universities for most families. She wants to ban assault weapons. She wants Medicare for All a universal government sponsored healthcare system. These are just her policies, and this is as defined by PBS. We happen to get this list from PBS dot org. So this is not like some hit piece on a Democrat. She wants to protect abortion rights. She voted against a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. So the list goes on, she's not a Republican. She certainly isn't a conservative. And I appreciate her message about how corrupt and wretched and I would say evil, many members of today's Democrat party are. But please don't get too excited about Tulsi Gabbard becoming a Republican because I think that's a bad idea.
Exercise caution with zero-premium Medicare Advantage plans
"Experts say read the fine print and compare before signing up for a zero premium Medicare advantage plan insurers trying to boost enrollment are expected to flood the market next week with offers for private Medicare advantage plans with drug coverage and no monthly price tag Their growing in popularity but shoppers are advised to check them over because they may find better coverage at a relatively small monthly cost Tricia Newman with the Kaiser family foundation says retirees are attracted to the zero premium plans but older people tend to get sick and use services so it can be a gamble Unless a Brenner a broker in Charlotte North Carolina says it's not a one size fits all program She recommends shoppers compare how prescriptions would be covered if their doctors are in the network and whether out of network visits are covered as well as co pay charges and they're out of pocket maximum Jennifer King Washington
Biogen pays $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations
"The drone company Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million after being accused of paying kickbacks to doctors federal prosecutors say that under the terms of the settlement Biogen will pay more than $843 million to the federal government and more than 56 million to 15 states for over billing Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs Biogen says in a statement that it has settled the lawsuit so that it can focus on its patience and strategic priorities It says the settlement is not an admission of liability the lawsuit alleged that from January 2009 to March 2014 Biogen paid doctors speaking fees consulting fees and bought the meals that were actually kickbacks to get them to prescribe three multiple sclerosis drugs I'm Donna water
Why Abortion Fanatics Like AOC Are Obsessed With the Fertility Rate
"Did you see the latest out of AOC? I'm not sure what to make out of it. She's a buffoon, but she has a big following. That's right. She has a fool. So AOC, I only listen to this one passively. Let's listen to this together. In fact, I'm going to be reacting to it. I did see it. I haven't really had a chance to process it. Play cut one 27. But there are quite a few countries that are really struggling because young people under the burdens of capitalism and under living under society that's increasingly concentrating while among the rich, we're not having kids. Or we're not having kids at the same rate. And we actually need immigrant populations to help balance things out. We can't continue to fund social security, Medicare, all of this stuff without immigrants. As she's all over the place. Okay, so first of all, what's so interesting is that AOC is this abortion fanatic and she's all of a sudden worried about birth rates? She's worried about birth rates and she's all about trying to intervene with children and terminate them in the womb. That's number one. Secondly, America's fertility rate is collapsing. There's a lot behind this declining testosterone rates. Too expensive to have children. Now, she blamed that on capitalism, obviously it's the opposite. It's her own government policies of inflation and runaway government spending that are making it to unaffordable. And of course, there's some corporate malfeasance involved in that. According to NBC, they're super happy that the fertility rates are following according to NBC News, the feminist victory at the heart of America's falling fertility rate. So we have the most depressed suicidal anxious generation in history, most psychiatric addicted and least ability to replicate itself. So when you ask young people, well, first of all, they wait way too long to get married in my own personal opinion. That's just a separate issue, but this idea of like, oh yeah, go launch a career and then you're going to be super happy on the back end. It doesn't turn out very well. But that's okay.
Are Republicans Trying to Help Cause a Blue Wave?
"Dark Brandon strikes again. Yes. All right, I think he is also going to send an arrangement of penis flowers to Lindsey Graham for his national abortion baby, which blows everything Republican. Also, I think he should send some flowers to Rick Scott, who has basically said Republicans want to blow up social security and Medicare. Yes. The guy in charge of elected Republicans in the Senate, Rick Scott of Florida, proposed a plan. I wish I had enough copies to hand, but go online and look at it. I really mean this is serious because they're going to make it hard for you to believe. Proposed a plan requiring Congress to vote on the future of social reauthorization. And I want to remind you, you paid for your social security. Every single paycheck from the time you're a kid, you paid for it. So every 5 years, concrete gets to vote, change, cut, reducer, a limited entirety of social security. Also, we mentioned Ron Johnson, liberal helper. Here we go. Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. As my mother would say, God love him. He thinks 5 years is too long to wait. He wants to put the vote social security Medicare on the chopping block. Every single year. Let me remind you all again, you paid for social security. You paid for Medicare. It's taken out of every single one of your paychecks. These guys never give up. Well, guess what? We're not going to give up either. Okay. All right. Mark Brandon. Doc Brandon. Carlos, what's going on? Is there a think tank over there on how they can help Democrats with a blue suit? A national ban on abortion. Right. There used to be a little devil now. It's just like, no more. Take away the social security to it. Do it now. Wow. That's like a good idea. Yeah. Right. I feel like they're being the biggest liberal helpers ever. And it's magical. And they're just fighting amongst themselves, right? Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham and Roger Stone hates Wendy Graham and it's fantastic. Big mega rats fight fight fight. Equally awful, yes. Okay, we were talking about, oh, Trump just posted a meme with the queue was like right on his lapel. So QAnon's all going crazy, 'cause now they've gotten the official stamp of approval from captain crazy. Could I have my conspiracy music please? Oh, but Stephanie both parties are the same. I just wanted to say that. Oh, I'm sorry. What now? Both parties are the same. Are they exactly the same? Yeah, nothing to see here. Both according to this. Yeah, thank you. Okay, what is it that the queen is laying in state now? Her funeral is Monday. Yes, she's a Westminster. She is still dead. That remains. She's not a Trump's golf course. I got confused with the name. No, no. Westminster. She's really emotional. She will not be buried in any of Trump's golf courses. As far as we know. This has got some documents to hide. Right. Maybe he's stuffed him in her crown last time. So I don't know. Okay. I don't QAnon. I don't, okay. PolitiFact has dismissed a conspiracy theory that the royal family are part of a line of reptiles. From the constellation Draco, and that they have reptilian blood. That's the one dog junior just killed in that tweet or photo. I saw him sitting on top of one. I thought that was Kimberly Guilfoyle. Okay. No. Yeah, that is a mouth. That's Kimberly Guilfoyle black. That's what she's coming out for the general sex or orals? That's her way of saying the best is yet to come. I guess. Does anyone down junior is more man than I give him credit for? Because if he could take that oncoming and okay. So Don Junior would be the best that is yet to come. Yeah. I just think I'm gonna burn. You said that out loud. Okay, I'm sorry. I need to debunk the latest QAnon Queen Elizabeth. Okay, PolitiFact has had to debunk Queen Elizabeth did not die before September 8th and her death was part of a dark conspiracy involving pedophilia or child trafficking something. Prince was not sacrificed in 2016 when he died on the queen's 90th birthday that year and that he had been put to death as a birthday gift. Like prince, as in. Yes, for instance. As in. Let's go crazy. Right. Yes, was not like Prince Andrew. Look to death as a birthday gift to Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday. Why? Why? I want him killed. He's not, he's just named princess. He's not in the royal prince. He's not real. He's not in the line of secession. You've killed the wrong prince. This is the only purple rain. That's not who I meant. I meant OJ, perhaps I've said too much. But his name is prince. And he is fine. Yeah, I don't. Okay. Queen Elizabeth also did not die from the COVID vaccine. Nope. And she was not shot and killed in Detroit. Wait, what? That was Detroit? I'm going to. I won't be needing security. She was going to Paisley park to see prince. That's when Minneapolis. That's in Minneapolis. It's not Detroit. He's on her way. My ticket to Detroit. Now I'm in the wrong area. I have connection. You have to do a layover. Prince is grave, who was killed at for my birthday. Now I've been Detroit. Who booked me to Motown? She missed her connection. Oh, I've been shot. I'm going to see if they have a pedophilia pizza parlor Detroit. I don't help me help mummy. What, why? Do people I don't know. We've always conspiracy theorists, but this is the problem. The former president of the United States just basically put his stamp of approval on this whole crazy cult. Well, yeah, he's just digging the scoop deeper into the tide pool to see what else will creatures lie beneath. Like, well, I can't get enough of the crazy crazy. See, I gotta get a crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy. He's just digging for anybody that can be upright and punch a hole or push a button on a voting machine. Okay. Let's go back to earth one for a moment where President Biden talking about getting real stuff done. With this law, the American people want and special interest loss. Folks, we're going to lower prescription drug costs. Lower health insurance costs. Lower energy costs for millions of families. I want to take the most aggressive action ever ever, ever to confront the climate crisis and increase our energies security. Ever in the whole world. And that's not hyperbole. That's a fact. We're going to build a future, the future. Here in the United States of America, with American workers with American companies with American made products. And after years of some of the biggest corporations in the United States paying zero in federal income tax, they'll now have to begin to literally pay their fair share today offers proof that the sole America's vibrant, the future America's bright and the promise of America is real. Thank you, dark Ryan. Okay. Yes. Okay. The oath keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, the guy with only one good eye. What could I?
How Democrats Divide the Nation
"Senator, my guess is that they panicked at The White House and at the DNC after the student loan debacle became clearly a political loser, and they threw a Hail Mary last night, and it was a flutter. Chimpanzee state perdue. That could be, but he was just exactly who these people are. What they want to do is they want to buy votes. They want to make more Americans dependent on government. They want to grow government and its control over our lives. I mean, I don't understand it, but I do understand how disastrous it is. I mean, we're $30.8 trillion in debt. We are mortgaging our children's future that debt burden puts all of the high priority programs like social security like Medicare, like veterans benefits like to test this nation, that's what puts those programs at risk. And unfortunately, Democrats and too many Americans are just whistling past the graveyard in terms of the debt that we are adding to the backs of our children.
Hal Sparks Re-Enacts Trump and McConnell's Public Fight
"So speaking of Florida man, so the guy with the biggest Medicare scam in history, they put that guy in charge of the Republican money. That's what? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, sorry. What Republican money? If you'll recall, Mitch McConnell caught all kinds of crap this week because he went home or come to the conclusion that we're not going to be doing a real well. I have that, you know what? I have to say of all the Mitch McConnell impressions I've heard that one where you're gargling marbles is my favorite. It's my new favorite. Yeah, so I have to get new marbles every time because they disintegrate from the acid. It's that it's that authentic. The candidates are not that white, Mitch? You're right. We're gonna have a good time for her. Lettuce. Anyway, so he got crap because he was like, we gotta face the fact that we've got some fairly bad candidates and then Trump comes out and yells at him like maybe if he'd spend some money and your wife was to try to make deals off track like it's such. It's fantastic. And Sean Hannity is saying Mitch McConnell should resign because it's his fault. Oh, thank you. It's so good. Like my nipples could cut glass right now. I know, me too. Excited about it. I will say, it has all the energy of like one of the, like, a mom of one of my friends in Kentucky when I was growing up yelling this out the screen door of her trailer. Like, it has all the presidential qualities. They're like, well, hey, maybe if you spend a little money in your wife wasn't trying to make all this money off the channel. That's where the president, the former president is now.
"medicare" Discussed on Your Retirement Solution Podcast
"I've used that though now the Supplemental guys can come in and say. Hey listen you are seventy eight years. Sixty eight years old You don't have an open enrollment rather than charging you Hundred eighty dollars a month for our supplemental. We're going to charge two hundred and forty dollars a month. And so that can be very problematic for someone especially as your aging or if you have other chronic illnesses. You want to be very careful. If you've used your open enrollment period to not get out of medicare and try and get back in again. Well that's that's of course everybody sir. Yeah it is and nobody is aware of it and no one's telling you that You know when you get out and you go into you know back to work healthcare. They just say great here. You go fill out the paperwork and on you go It's not until they go to sign up again that they realized they have a problem while question then. Is it possible for somebody to go back to work. Beyond their companies healthcare and have medicare as maybe their secondary or is that not possible. Yeah absolutely you can you can. You can continue to pay into medicare. You're at least you're one hundred and forty nine sixty right now and as long as you keep paying that You should be fine because your work. Health insurance will probably count as your supplemental now. Okay i say probably. Because i would definitely want to check with your. Hr department or your healthcare perio- medical insurance people to make sure that that works because you don't want to get caught in a catch twenty two there either. yeah absolutely. is there a. Is there a penalty for not signing up for medicare. i can't remember a thought. We spoke about that before. I could be wrong but it sounds. There is okay. See that's weird. Because what if you are still working and you don't need medicare because you've got health coverage through your company is it. Just be you know when you leave your company you have to sign up or is it. You have to sign up at a certain age. Well here again. There's always there's always rules and exceptions but the general. If you have more if you work for a company was more than twenty five. Employees you should be your. Your healthcare is supposed to be what's called compatible with medicare. So if i'm working or my spouse is working and i'm covered under either one of those health care packages and that employers more than twenty five. I don't have to sign up for medicare yet. So i haven't used my open. Enrollment okay And so i could work. You know if my avid situation where client who's Twelve years younger So she's twelve years younger than he is. She plans on working until she's sixty five. So he's actually going to stay on her healthcare well into his seventies because she's going to continue to work and he doesn't have to sign up for medicare until she signs up for medicare when she gets to sixty five and he won't have to.
"medicare" Discussed on Your Retirement Solution Podcast
"Sources is not a good solution for medicare right now in regard in relationship to lower the age. The other thing. We're seeing out. There is some conversation as well about adding on vision dental and hearing again we're adding more cost without bringing in more coverage Those three things dental vision and hearing have never been part of medicare outside of maybe an advantage plan that someone might have and so those would be an absolute new new expenses. For everybody in medicare and again i could talk about client experiences in situations where it would have been great to have had those kinds of coverages for them But we don't want the whole system to come crashing down just because we added a few more at additional features that there's no There's no money to support. Yeah that's just from personal experience. My mom has had to have a lot of teeth. Work done basically get them getting them all replaced. She's little over seventy. And i know just through our discussion. Her bill was a little over twenty thousand dollars and the influx of just dental coverage for everybody. Who's already in the system. I just don't know how it could sustain itself. I it would be difficult. I mean but you know it it does make headlines and it does it does attract people's attention I think right now what we have to remember is the way that Medicare is set up to be funded is that i think it's twenty. Five percent is supposed to be covered by the individual. And so what that would mean of course is that that would be the larger costs. It's spread out and so right now. People are paying one hundred forty nine sixty a month for medicare part b. and if we were to add some of these kinds of features We would see that jump dramatically over that and and people on a fixed budget That makes it. That can be very difficult situation for them to be in but political situations aside it was. Just that's something that's currently out there that is spinning in the wind The other part of that is just that increased that were that we typically see every december That's going to be coming out Very soon While i should've very soon we should see the next couple of months the next month. Or so We'll see what the cost of medicare will be four twenty twenty two and with all of the the covert that we've all dealt with And the increased costs associated with it. We thought we would see more of an increase last year than we did We may see it this year. I'm not really seen indications yet but it does feel like that's That's pending in the system to see us Definitely into one hundred fifty a month but how much more than that. I'm not sure. Yeah there's a lot going on with medicare right now. Yeah and i know that something you had mentioned earlier before we even started recording today..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"We focused only on in district. Organized grassroots organizing. 'cause i would just lose my mind in this world major credit to the serious progressives who are able to do this in dc planned so two more waves of reform. I wanna Gets you this next. One is the nineties so during this time. Low income seniors gain some partial relief through coverage of premiums right so in eight seniors with income up to one hundred percent of the federal poverty line which is really low were able to get coverage through medicaid or the cost of their premiums which today are one hundred fifty dollars a month and then in the nineties it was gradually expanded two hundred over the course of a couple of years it was gradually expanded to one hundred thirty five percent the biggest i guess and this is not this is not a reform but the thing that happened around medicare medicare choice which created party so that was a ninety seven so if you remember back to ninety seven this was a time of like peak. Hmo ideology when managed care was all the rage and all policy. Wonk should be ashamed of this health for this era. And what they wrought zones easy to see how hmo defying medicare seemed like a great idea at the time. And that's really what.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"I don't think but some activists who actually had the microphone at the march before not supporting the vote and today i think some of them are going to. Afc's office select demands that she do something more about medicare for all end. I just wish that they would instead. Go to one of these three pharma. Darlings offices at navy talk a little bit to them and put some pressure on them as well row. That idea out there you why. These senators are different from korea. Bush see though right. They're not women of color. Who were all the targets of these actions right. The progressive own color literally. The squad gets called out a specifically. Guess what the squad is just the group of progressive women of color in congress. We don't see people standing outside of the offices of ro khanna or some of the other progressive male or white leaders and this is just just utterly moronic. You have to target obviously the legislators who are not on board. What you're fighting for to win this. We're the pathway to the to winning medicare for all does not pass through like getting our most progressive leaders to somehow use only their power to like force this to happen on behalf of all the democrats sitting in congress but that is a side rant but i share your randy feelings about it ben savage but through yeah and we could go out of rappers and we're not going to. I'm going to answer that question. What about a lowering. The age of medicare to sixty the really exciting visa which we thought that would be the hardest provision to win as there. Do we still have any hope for it. Yeah so this is a little more inside. Gossips inside scoop. This is exciting because there is hope that we can actually win. Lowering the medicare in this budget reconciliation package and..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Hearing is also going to be the accent which we can undercut the medicare advantage. Plans and sort of nudge that the private insurance out of the market that they take in from traditional medicare and this is the reason a lot of people choose medicare advantage. Plans is because they do sometimes include these dental vision and hearing so few baked that into traditional medicare along with other improvements to traditional public medicare. We can start eliminating the reasons that people go for these medicare advantage plans which are privatizing the system that we want to expand every we talked about last week. I mean yes medicare advantage plans. Do offer are often dental and vision. But they're not even good coverage either and so one of the things that i think is going to be great if we can add dental vision and hearing into medicare is that medicare advantage is going to have to mirror. All of the benefits that traditional medicare has. That's like part of the agreement right. They can't just like leave out. Whatever dental and hearing traditional medicare is covering him so it in some ways it creates like a standard. That's going to be even if a senior does choose to go on a medicare advantage plan. They will still at least able to get the dental vision. And hearing that has been the bar has been set by traditional medicare and apparently the head is part of the body as well so all those things are good things to have traditional medicare. What about the prescription drug negotiation piece that we've been asking about. Yeah so the other thing. That's very likely to be included in. The budget is some form of medicare negotiation of prescription drugs again. The devil's in the details. There's a fight shaping up within the democratic caucus in the senate about whether medicare will be given real powers negotiate. Drug prices right..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Maybe a lot sort of more conservative. Democratic districts may be more centrist districts that are represented by democrats wealthier. Whiter maybe the industry doesn't have to buy them off. But we want actually to to get to a place where those competitive i think and so i'm not sure if that's good or bad news easing well. It sounds like you're bringing it back to the grassroots right like that. The more effective the grassroots movement is in a district more the healthcare industry is going to have to spend to try and keep those legislators in their column. I do kind of one thing i like about. You know reforms like this that are not medicare for all but bring us closer to medicare for all in tangible ways but also they can be used to divide and conquer the healthcare industry. It's kind of nice to pick out a piece of medicare for all that we're that we're actually advocating for in the end and it'll be there when we get there but it's you know maybe it's a we're going up against big pharma in a big way but not as much going up against the hospital industry kind of a nice divide-and-conquer tactic but i don't know if it's working because as weird as our bedfellows are the legislators were not working with us on this. The opposition seems to be kind of the suspects in the way stephanie. Can you say a little bit more about. Who's already fighting this in. Like throwing down money to defeat medicare expansion from happening. Yeah absolutely the usual suspects. The partnership for america's healthcare future that evil transformer of all of the health insurers and pharmaceutical giants and hospitals are pushing back against basically all of those all four of those reform ideas including lowering the eligibility age. I think is the one that's the most but even up to expanding dental care to seniors. You'd think that that would be sort of something. That would be very difficult to argue against. Wait to see how you do the. Yeah so. I mean just their feed on their website. Don't go there. I went there for you to show you to let you know The last the most recent update is an article building on what works medicare advantage. Enrollment has more than doubled over the past decade. Bros of absolutely nothing. I'm sure the next one is in case. You missed it. Opening up. medicare's was one that was bumped right. Opening up medicare could add nearly four hundred billion to the deficit and raise the medicare tax rate by two hundred eighty five percent..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Of reducing. the medicare age down to fifty five. So ben why do we have. These strange bedfellows yet. These when these letters came out from the house and the senate it was really eye opening for medicare for all folks in kind of weird because a lot of democrats who are staunchly. Kind of opposed to medicare for all this letter. Asking to expand medicare to cover all these benefits to negotiate drug prices to lower the age of medicare which you'd think if you kind of follow the logic of why these are all good reforms you end up at a medicare for all position if you have the same values right. So that was eye opening The the house the house letter. Four lead signers to them or mecca for all spurs to rinat that include privilege. I paul you know the leads. 'em who is kind of like the poster child for democratic centralism in the united states. I guess um in how we you know. You can't run on medicare for all. It's going to derail the democrats chances of winning and then in the house. I the senate letter had seventeen signers. Seven of them are not medicare for all supporters. So i've been trying to make sense of this different theories and which theory you believe in depends on how cynical. Maybe you are about politics. But i think it's actually kind of important for the chances of medicare for all in winning over this kind of group of senators who signed this letter. So tell me what you think about this stephanie. You're gonna have to weigh in the end ear. This baffling so i'm intrigued. All right by your all right. i'm gonna make it easy for you. Multiple choice okay. Choice number one. Is that a lot of these. Democrats these centrist democrats who signed on are actually not deeply in the pocket of the healthcare industry This would be good. News for medicare for all actually. But they're avoiding medicare for all because they legitimately see it as a liability in their district. Maybe they live in a swing district like hunter lamb does. Maybe it's more suburban exurban rural. Maybe it's wider as more conservative or whatever. So maybe they're just making a political calculation theory. Number two is that these democrats actually are in the pocket of the healthcare industry. You can tell. We're getting more cynical as we go. But maybe they're in the pocket of one particular branch of the healthcare industry but not all of them. You would think that if you're in the pocket of the pharmaceutical industry for example you would not support allowing medicare to negotiate drug prices but maybe the.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"So you can buy a medicare advantage plan or meta gap plan that does but not you won't get through traditional medicare and this is one of the things that's a little bit politically difficult because you know for democrats. They all politicians they. They wanna brag about what they have added with a given to you. It's something that voters will remember the next time they go to the to the ballot box. That hey you know. Democrats gave us dental and then prestigious vision but an out of pocket cap. It's kind of a little bit of a wonky thing and also it has the potential to save someone from really catastrophic costs if they get into if they become very sick but most people probably won't experience the benefits of it between now and november or twenty twenty two or whatever so So it's it's one of those things that has a that that's really a huge hole but maybe not as felt exactly by everybody the same way. This is the thing that made me want to quit politics. It's like it's like politics. They're having a hard time in congress getting this out of pocket thing to have traction the same way that Dental vision hearing does just. Because it's not as sexy of a cell. That's not like oh. We gave this thing to seniors but it is the thing that stopped seniors from going bankrupt. It's actually equally. if if not more important. The last thing that of the four items were fighting for here in the medicare expansion is to let medicare finally negotiate drug prices. This is something. Democrats have been claiming that they were gonna fight for for decades now during the affordable care. Act they've famously. Decided not to. They had this compromise with pharmaceutical companies. Which we won't get into but it was a total mess but this would finally do that. And it's actually important because leading medicare negotiate. Drug prices would save. You know up to four fifty billion dollars over the next ten years. That's a lot of cheddar. And you actually use that money to pay for the medicare expansion that we just talked about. Yeah so those are basically the four things that We could possibly get as soon as august when the bill Is actually going through reconciliation. So again you know. These calls for expansion have been building not just from the grassroots but also inside of congress right since biden released his american stanley planning surprisingly many house and senate democrats said. Hey this actually isn't good enough. And that's centrist included even going so far as to write a letter from each chamber pressuring biden to include these reforms that we just discussed Including estimates actually of how many people would obtain coverage all the way down to fifty five. So there were some implicit in these letters. That these centers democrats wrote to biden pressuring him to sort of adapt. these These reforms and pass them or sign..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Right here this is not about politics. Kissing the health. Emergency can't wait. Brought up theoretical face about better. I well never ever. We have been reporting daily in this matter of medical camp. Ross position i mean you have a right to come to my house. And conscripts do believe in slavery everyone coming to you live from the united states a real living healthcare.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"One of my takeaways from looking back at the sixty three march on washington is know in some ways. Talking you question that still inspires people will have a century later. And i don't in any way minimize that. But when i think about all of us who are gonna do more ordinary mobilizations that were not going to have dr king. We're not we're not going to have novelty in Came the novelty of the first grand gathering. We need to really think about where we're Energy and which investments will return will yield a return over time that we want. Which is you know sustained engagement five in this crucial work that the urgency of which we've all felt so deeply over these traumatic last year's yesterday was clearly gration march in new york city which was has been started as a as counter to the corporate fide raise through the accident of history where turkish of pride gin have Parade the last year. This year has become v pride march. There was a thing about the the joy there on the community that some of what a purchase give that is sustaining. And it's different for pressuring anybody else. It's about transforming our relationship to the fight so that we can keep fighting. Thank you so much. I think that's a great way to end it. Especially the way we started this podcast. You know we were going to get back to doing in person organizing again which is gonna feel so good. It's been really difficult to be an organizer or an activist even though as you say. Incredibly we record levels of organizing during the trump administration during covert. It's just been you know extremely difficult to be effective and to keep up our morale and feeling good about what we're doing without connecting with other humans who are working on it so this has been great. We do a lot of podcasts on policy topics. And what's happening in congress but we are total organising geeks so we love your book again. It's how to read a protest by alec men. Thank you so much for having joined to sell your having.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Funding in the united states for medicare for all work for you know winning a state winning healthcare as a human right so it does well. It keeps us honest not having foundation dollars. Sometimes that can come with strings. Attached and can be problematic. But i think almost all the foundations that are throwing money at the healthcare world and healthcare reform are funded by the healthcare industry. So you know this. Is kaiser family foundation a bunch of others so they have their you know. They are really constrained in what they can give to in. There is almost no progressive funding of medicare for all move through the philanthropic world. And i think that that has to change. I think at some point. And i'm not entirely sure why it is. Yeah i think. In some cases they are direct ties to corporations But i think even when they're not it seems to me that there's this ideological commitment in this class solidarity Is sort of understood that the boards of these foundations are fundamentally capitalists and in that for staff at the foundations for their guarantees. Everyone just sort of knows that. There's certain lines you don't cross in things you talk about an supporting medicare for all. Unfortunately so very often seems to be one of them. We've gotta make ourselves mainstream. Been thinking a lot about this because when we were going through the data for our patients over profit tracker which shows you which reps are taking industry money you know. It has it sort of filters out like all of the donations. That rep is receiving so you can see which industries are actually giving over a certain amount of dollars. I think it's like two thousand dollars. And what i found was that yes of course like industry is giving tons of cash to legislators but actually another really end maybe even comparable or even greater source of of significant cash. Donations are individuals who are just very wealthy in the district to our investors or real estate developers or whatever and even if we took out all of the industry money which we need to do anyway but even if we did all of that we would still have this class issue of you know very powerful. Wealthy people funding the campaigns of all of our legislators. And i think that that's sort of separate and fun issue. That will have to deal with at some point so maybe as we close. We should shift from the the huge massive national picture back down to the florida picture and just tell folks what they can do to stop this florida measure so the bill has gone through almost all the committees of jurisdiction in the senate that it would need to pass but it is now in the rules committee and that's kind of like the last one..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Health equity within the medicare for all system that would march keep track of all patient data making sure that we are setting equity benchmarks and have to be hit in actually putting teeth behind that to ensure that they're being enacted and then lastly also note for anyone who is either currently in the military or enlisted. There is a separation of try cares. Public direct care system was similarly at the va ihs medicare for all bill previously left the va in ihs system out just to clarify people who are in the va ihs are able to access. Both of the a or i and medicare for all instead our doing that. Similarly rick strikers public care system so i had another question for you about the progressive caucus so the progressive caucus the house is. It's got to be one of the biggest. If not the biggest caucuses in the house but notoriously has had a hard time wielding its own power or its own leverage to kind of move the democratic caucus. I think in the way that for a number of years the blue dog democrat caucus was actually really effective. You know leveraging that handful of votes to kind of move legislation to the right in certain directions. And i mean we do actually have blue dots members who are supportive medicare for also. They're not like right on every issue so i is also the chair of the progressive caucus. So it's great. We have that kind of overlap. What changes is rep. Giac paul sort of leading around the progressive caucus. And do you think it's going to have an impact around the medicare for all fight in congress absolutely. I think this is really important to talk about on. Because when we think through the infrastructure we need to build both on the outside in the grassroots movement but also on the inside to ensure that we actually have lovers that we can fool to advance medicare for all. This is really critical for the cbc to be able to actualize operationalized that so. This was a huge priority for congressman giant. Paul you know before her p. c. when we had one staff when he's incredible executive director mike garner one staff for ninety plus members..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"It's also not going to be enough in any district to just have kind of even a strong left. So i think we're gonna need a strong left but we're also gonna need this much brought. There has to be a space in this movement for a lot of people who are not sort of strongly ideologically aligned so yup and that brings us to. I feel like another challenge. That sort of bore out through this analysis right as we move from a progressive left movement. The progressive left has taken us to where we are in this movement to a place where we can really start to think about some of the endgame stuff an s so as we move from that to like trying to build a broad-based truly majority movement. I foresee challenges with the coalitions. I think we're going to have to organize people as you say politically aligned with the full slate of progressive positions and we'll have to enter into coalition with people who aren't always leftists and we're going to have to also find ways to talk to people about positions that are going to be necessary for us to win so for example abortion as in the bill and abortion is very unapologetically in the bill. Not only does it guarantee abortions everybody but it also guarantees that s going to be taxpayer-funded and undocumented immigrants are included in this bill and you know it's a total totally redistributive policy of acting progressive tax that people hey according to their ability.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"To the right all parts of the republican party to the point. Where the the sort of middle of the road. Republican almost doesn't exist anymore in the house especially but even in the senate increasingly so. But you know i think the other model that i looked to more so and i think that that is a project that someone should take on. I don't think that's healthcare. Now's project and that's because i think we look more to the social movements that have made major sort of structural changes in our country. You're looking at the women's suffrage movement. The civil rights movement equal marriage movement all these movements obviously had they had left and center and right of all those movements right so there. There was an organized left. That was part of all those movements. And i think it's an important part of all those movements but they were also movements that were able to be really broad coalition. That was not. Just you know rejuvenating. The left and they were able to appeal to kind of basic human value. Used to say you know women being kept not allowed to vote base violate some of our basic tenants that we increasingly all believe in same thing with the civil rights movement. Same thing with an equal marriage that it started to resonate with kind of a broader public. That doesn't identify with the political left. So i do. I kind of from our perspective. I feel like an especially when i look at the this data about the districts. We now have to organize next. I mean i think if you're looking at like one of these districts that we've already organized. You could probably organize the left in boston. And get a get your member of congress to support something but increasingly all those districts were looking at now. You can't just organize the left in those districts and get a member of congress to co sponsor the bill even in these big urban areas. I think when it comes down to a vote on a medicare for all bill when money is raining from the sky. The healthcare industry is fully mobilized in opposition. It's also not going to be enough in any district to just have kind of even a strong left. So i think we're gonna need a strong left but we're also gonna need this much brought. There has to be a space in this.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"Yeah thanks squash medicare for all. I was reading some study of the day that was saying that a lot of times republican women women who republican or running for on the republican primary actually tech. Pretty far right. I think we're seeing that with marjorie green taylor. Whatever name is for example of that to win and differentiate themselves in their republican primaries and then sometimes it comes back to bite them when they get to the general and they've staked out all these really far right positions that actually were not seeing that on the democratic side all were not seeing democratic women tack left to be competitive in the primary and so. I think that that's such an interesting. That white women are actually really sort of lagging behind on co-sponsorship. And i know that there's definitely some misogynistic reason and Some intersection conservative ideals in an misogyny that's contributing to this. That's story for another podcast. That interesting also fucked up. I secretly in my mind. I envisioned like all these campaign consultants the same ones who were like. You can't run on medicare for all even if you believe in it in. A swing district are like sorry. This is how people perceive women in public. So you can't take strong positions. Exactly the all these fuck consultants who are ruining our american democracy and yeah. I think you're coming to us from georgia right now. Right in kelley law flirt definitely tax rate. But i'm glad it worked for her. So when you switch from looking at the demographics of the legislators themselves and look at their districts which is far more important for our purposes. The picture actually looks very much the same. So of the district's where we have medicare fraud co-sponsor more than half of are majority of colored districts. And when you look at the next one hundred eighteen districts where we have to get a medicare for all cosponsoring board where we have democratic districts fully three fourths of them majority white only about a quarter or majority people of color. And i also looked at the income.
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"We have organized. So far are swing districts in. That could be part of this logic that you know detroit. C is pushing that you cannot run america for all if you wanna win a swing district so the remaining the next hundred eighteen district's we need to get on board where we had democrats last year. Who were not on board about. A third of them were swing districts. Interpreting swing pretty. Broadly as could go. Republican could go democrat. And that doesn't mean you know that. The democrats in those districts are any less progressive. I could just be that. There's bigger independent bases. That republicans are stronger in those districts. So that's another thing to bear in mind. We are going into a really different political terrain in the next districts that we need to organize and similar if you look at margin of victory. Democrats have these huge margin of victory in the. We have organized compared to the other ones that we're going to have to organize and then just look at the demographics of the legislators themselves who were on board the bill at the end of last session versus the democrats were not on board. i looked at gender. And there's actually no gender difference between male and female reps which kinda surprised me. I thought maybe women would be more like sport medicare for all than men but when you look at race different story so of the of our co sponsors at the end of last year more than half of them where people of color were let necks are black or asian or indigenous and that is way out of proportion with the press the representations of people of color in congress. Let me tell you it really means that bass. Disproportionately the medicare for all bill is being held up by leaders of color in the house of representatives. And it's a really different picture when you look at the next hundred. Eighteen co sponsors. We need to get on board. Those democrats haven't signed on about two thirds of them are actually white and only a minority A third of them are people of color. And i won't go all the way into this. This is one of the things. If you're really like data you can. You can look pull up the slide show and take a deep die but i did race and gender and it turned out that women of color in congress way way way hands above everyone else the most likely to because the bill and were really disproportionately holding up the bill and white women in congress were the least likely to be co sponsors of the bill and i think we saw something like this just in this past election cycle or i guess every election cycle where women of color voters are kind of the most reliable democratic voters and basically enabled the democratic party to win elections at all. So and this is how repay them..
"medicare" Discussed on Medicare for All
"I'm stephanie nakajima. And this is medicare for all the podcasts for everybody who needs healthcare who so i an update on the medicare for all bill as of today february twenty fourth. Almost two o'clock eastern. We have about seventy five. Original cosponsors on the bill is about to be reintroduced in the house as it is every session which is really great but of course we need to get as many as possible to show our strength on medicare for all which last session was over a majority of democrats who co-sponsored. I think it was one hundred six original and then ultimately hundred eighteen by the end of the session and we're gonna actually have an action at the end of the cast today. We're going to put up the capital switchboard on the screen. Until you can all call your legislators and ask them either thank them if they are original cosponsor or asked them to become one if they are not but today in light of the upcoming bill we have presentation on where we are with this bill and who are the next hundred or so democratic who we need to get on to actually ask medicare for all through the house and a deeper dive into what is going to take to get that majority that we need in congress so ben taking away. Let's not call it a presentation. let's sounds boring. Let's call it a discussion a dialogue so one of the things we do of that. We did especially as we are switching from the last legislative session to this current. One was to take a little bit. Look at the district and the co-sponsors we already have on board the bill. The medicare for all bills in the house and the senate. And how are they really different from the districts where we need to get cosponsors onboard the bills. We're specifically looking at districts represented by democrats or you know swing districts set may off and on be represented by a democrat who's votes we really need to push this past the finish line and you know this was kinda. We're looking mostly at demographic type data political data that sort of stuff but there is some revealing stuff in here that i think is really important for all organizers and activists of the medicare for the movement to ponder as they switch from the type of organizing. We've been doing for the last insert number of years. You've been plugging away at this year. Compared to the next final stretch that we really need to win this thing. We're this presentation if you're watching this on youtube i'm gonna put like a link to this presentation. The discussion images. So you can follow along 'cause this is actually like a whole slide. Show that we put together and there's actually another video on it on the youtube channel which you can also watch but yeah go ahead right not gonna torture you at the slide. Show live even if you're watching the video version. I'm just going to do the really high level stuff. And i'm going to try my absolute best not to just like site number after numbers after numbers and just give you the big picture here. So i'll start big picture geography..