Episode

3/16 Christy Ford Chapin: Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System

March 16, 2017

The disastrous Republican healthcare rollout and Trump is already throwing Ryan under the bus.

Christy Ford Chapin, an assistant professor of twentieth-century political history at the University of Maryland and author of” Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System”, explains why America has a uniquely dysfunctional healthcare system. How did Blue Cross/Blue Shield get launched? Pre-paid physician groups and why they made sense. Has insurance companies distort medicine. Americans older fear of mega corporations. Lobbying power and modern modern medicine. The 1930s push for national health insurance. Truman’s plan for universal healthcare and to destroy insurance companies. Opposition to public healthcare and why did the private insurance industry support Obamacare?H

On the Fun Half: Paul Ryan is humiliated by Jake Tapper. Paul Ryan says his own healthcare bill needs to revised in order to pass through the House. Tom Price has no soul. Trump’s new Muslim ban gets blocked in Federal Court and some kid in the audience does not like it. If Trump wants someone to blame, blame Stephen Miller. Is Seb Gorky a Neo-Nazi. Trump’s radical far Right Wing budget. Trump never forgets, Random Rush. The Trump Administration will make it easier for drones to kill civilians  and your calls and IMs.

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. Go to https://majority.fans.fm/memberships/new. You can also show your support by going to http://majority.fm/about/donate-to-the-majority-report/ Thanks!

 

Past Episodes

Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor of The American Prospect, to discuss last week's Big Tech antitrust hearings in the House and what a real investigation could do. Then Sam hosts Aaron Kleinman (@BobbyBigWheel) of the Future Now Fund to discuss yesterday's primaries and his ...
Sam hosts historian Gerald Horne to discuss his new book The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century.  Sam and Professor Horne begin their conversation exploring Horne's historiographic path, ...
Sam hosts investigative journalist Sonia Shah (@soniashah) to talk about her prescient book Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond and her new cover story in the Nation, "It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—Our Lives Depend on It." On today's ...