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Your Call: The GOP's Medicare privatization plan

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Protesters challenge Congressman Tiberi and Stivers to Support Medicare & Medicaid in Ohio in 2011

 

How do we protect Medicare from privatization?

During the election, Donald Trump campaigned on protecting Medicare, but House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to convert the program into a voucher system, which is supported by Tom Price, Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. Democrats say they will stand firmly and unified against Ryan's plan. How are grassroots organizations responding? What will it take to save Medicare?

Guest:

Trudy Lieberman, a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists, is a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review where she writes about healthcare and media coverage of healthcare

Web Resource:

California HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) 

National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare 

Harper: “Don’t Touch My Medicare!” Is the beloved program on its last legs?

Single Payer Now

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.