Casper on Kentucky Candidates; Feeney on Single Payer in Taiwan

This week Mark McKinley interviewed Charlie Casper and Don Feeney for Single Payer Radio.

Charlie Casper and Mark McKinley staff the table at the Park DuValle Community Health Care Center's health fair.
Charlie Casper and Mark McKinley staff the table at the Park DuValle Community Health Care Center’s health fair.

Charlie Casper spoke about KSPH efforts to educate candidates and office holders on single payer healthcare.
Don Feeney DMD spoke about the Taiwan single payer system.

You can listen to the program here.

Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care can be heard every week on Forward Radio, 106.5 FM on Wed 5pm, Thur 9am, and Fri 7am.

At those days and times, Single Payer Radio is also streamed live here.

Most of the Candidates in the 6th CD Speak for Single Payer

On Monday, April 23, 2018, there was a 6th Congressional district candidate forum at the Library in Lexington.

The event was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lexington, Lexington Public Library and Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of the LINKS Incorporated (videotaped for later viewing).

Here is the link to the video of the forum: http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/6th-District-Congressional-forum-Monday-ahead-of-May-primary-480527471.html

At 20:47 the moderator asks the question about health care.

Bill Mahan at his single payer booth in Lexington. He was joined by Kay Tillow and Harriette Seiler.
Bill Mahan at his single payer booth in Lexington. He was joined by Kay Tillow and Harriette Seiler.

Briefly, here’s what they said:

Rep. Reggie Thomas stated that we should move forward and implement a Medicare for All, single payer system.
Geoff Young said that he would sign on as a cosponsor of HR 676.
Mayor Jim Gray said that we need to improve what we’ve got.
Amy McGrath said that we need to fix the Affordable Care Act and add a public option and a Medicare Buy-In
Chuck Eddy said he opposes repeal of the Affordable Care Act and that we need to improve it.
David Kemph says he supports single payer but that it must be done in an orderly way by first combining Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA.
Theodore Green says he supports single payer but that the ACA needs to be tweaked and made a part of a single payer plan.

The segment on health care ends at 26:33.  If you listen to 6 minutes of the video beginning at 20:47 you can hear all of their statements on health care.

Determined Action Needed on Social Determinants

By David U. Himmelstein, M.D. and Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.
Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2018

In 2015 and again in 2016, Americans’ life expectancy decreased, the first multiyear decline since 1962 and 1963. Even before this recent dip, U.S. life expectancy lagged behind that of most other wealthy nations. Meanwhile, as health policy leaders shift payment from “volume” to “value,” they have pointed to an upswing in virtually every quality metric they reward. In addition, journals announce a steady stream of life-prolonging technical advances.

If medical care is improving, why are patients doing worse?

Deteriorating social determinants of health—the key drivers of health status spotlighted in the American College of Physicians (ACP) position paper—probably underlie this paradox. For lower-income Americans, we have stalled, or even moved backward, on combating the root causes of morbidity and mortality.

http://www.pnhp.org/news/2018/april/determined-action-needed-on-social-determinants

Harmer, Flowers, Casper, McKinley, Tillow on Single Payer Radio

Listen here:

Jill Harmer talks about the PNHP conference
Dr. Margaret Flowers discusses the faux single payer plan of the Center for American Progress
(For Dr. Don McCanne’s analysis of the CAP Medicare Extra for All go here.)

Listen here:

Charles Casper, Mark McKinley, and Kay Tillow discuss the Senate bill introduced by Bernie Sanders, S 1804

Each week Single Payer is on Forward Radio, 106.5 FM: Wed 5pm, Thur 9am, Fri 7am

Conversations on Single Payer: Harriette Seiler, Tom Moffett, Charlie Casper, Dr. Barbara Casper

 

Tom Moffett at Hands Across Louisville
Tom Moffett at Hands Across Louisville
Dr. Barbara Casper speaks at the Sidewalk Town Hall in front of Senator McConnell's Office
Dr. Barbara Casper speaks at the Sidewalk Town Hall in front of Senator McConnell’s Office

 

 

 

Listen to Harriette Seiler and Tom Moffett, Charlie Casper and Dr. Barbara Casper speak on single payer health care here.  This was originally broadcast on Forward Radio, Louisville, 106.5 FM where Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care has a program on Wednesdays at 5 pm, Thursdays at 9 am, and Fridays at 7 am.

Hugs & High 5’s for Single Payer in St. Pat’s Parade

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care
Even Elvis joined the single payer contingent.
Even Elvis joined the single payer contingent.
marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade where thousands lined Bardstown Road.

Harriette Seiler reports:  “Great response from the crowd–high fives and hugs and “bless you!” 

We had printed up 1,400 flyers, and we passed all of them out before the end of the parade.
Even Elvis joined us to have his picture taken.
Thanks to all who braved the difficult parking and made the long walk to carry the message.
Larry Hovekamp, Dr. Edgar Lopez, Dr. Peter Esch, Charlie Casper, Dr. Garrett Adams, Harriette Seiler, and Lane Adams lead the way.
Larry Hovekamp, Dr. Edgar Lopez, Dr. Peter Esch, Charlie Casper, Dr. Garrett Adams, Harriette Seiler, and Lane Adams lead the way.
Harriette Seiler and Antonio Wilson donned their green derby hats
Harriette Seiler and Antonio Wilson donned their green derby hats
Christine and Michael Perlin were dressed for the occasion.
Christine and Michael Perlin were dressed for the occasion.

Hear Christine Perlin and Don Feeney, DMD, on Single Payer Radio

Single Payer on Forward Radio:  Wednesdays 5pm, Thursdays 9 am, Fridays 7am.  Listen in on 106.5 FM in the Louisville region.

Listen to these shows on line:

The Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care booth at Labor Day at the Zoo.
The Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care booth at Labor Day at the Zoo.

A conversation on single payer with activist Christine Perlin, a teacher and a member of the Steering Committee of KSPH.

Single Payer Radio talks with Louisville dentist Don Feeney, DMD, about the Medicaid waiver that threatens to remove coverage from many Kentuckians.

 

KSPH is grateful to Mark McKinley who recruits the speakers, interviews them, and puts the programs up on the cloud.

If you would like to tell your health care story on the radio, please contact him at MarkJMcKinley@gmail.com

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