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Your Call's media roundtable: The GOP's healthcare debacle

This week, Senate Republicans postponed the vote for their healthcare bill, which was secretly written by 13 men. The bill slashes Medicaid funding while cutting taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for the rich and corporations.  

We’ll also discuss the status of single payer in California. How is media coverage shaping the healthcare debate? 


Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News, and author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back

Trudy Lieberman, long-time contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review where she blogs for CJR.org about media coverage of healthcare and retirement issues, and "Thinking About Health" bi-monthly columnist for the Rural Health News Service

Web Resources:

CJR: Health care journalists need to cover the AHCA from the ground up

CNN: Why US health care costs defy common sense

AP: Koch network 'piggy banks' close until Republicans pass health and tax reform

NYT: Shifting dollars from poor to rich is key part of the Senate Health Bill

Now This: Police showed up to arrest these disability activists

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.