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On this episode, Jesse & Matt discuss the third most important element of The Golden Square which is so simple and obvious, that it’s remarkable this idea is even contested as a human right in the Yankee-lands of Ol’ Red, White and Blue: the absolute right to healthcare for every human being on Earth. Matthew will provide a surprising prologue about what’s suddenly taken place in his personal life since this episode’s initial recording and open up about his mother’s life-long illness; in call & response fashion, Jesse will then talk about what it was like to get healthcare in Sarah-Palin-Land as a child. The co-hosts will also explore their personal relationships to this essential cornerstone to The Golden Square, and their own anxieties about having access to healthcare as middle-aged men with pre-existing conditions. And lastly, Matt & Jesse will look at healthcare systems around the world, and offer up a poignant portrait of the very near and immediate struggles facing activists as they fight for a momentous Single Payer bill in California (SB-562).
Mentioned In This Episode:
Matthew’s Heavy-Breathing Prologue:
Prologue Over & Now for the Actual Show!
The U.S. Metrics For Healthcare Delivery Are Both Dizzying & Sad:
- Save U.S. $5 trillion over 10 years;
- Families would pay $466 and save $5,807;
- Businesses would save $9,000 a year on average.
The Problem with President Obama Thinking Like a Community Organizer: Unions Make Impossible Demands and Then Move to the Center, Whereas Community Organizers Start in the Middle: Jane F. McAlevey’s No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age
Nina Turner’s Keynote Speech in Sacramento for SB-562: “Dear Democrats: Stop Talking About Russia & Tell Us What You’re Going To Do About Healthcare.” “Just when you think you’re in a tomb, remind yourselves you’re in a womb.”
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